Market Harborough
U3A Millennium Tapestry

To Market

This panel of a mediaeval lady going to market on horseback with her dog is taken from a contemporary drawing. It celebrates the origins of Market Harborough, first as a trading post then as a mediaeval 'new town'. In addition to weekly markets, Harborough became renowned for its fairs, particularly the Great October Fair, which lasted over a week. Horses were sold in Horse Fair Leys and cattle in Cow Fair Leys, both in Back Road (now Fairfield Road).




Title Embroiderer Designer
To Market Jane Barrows Anne Allen