Major developments included the development of headquarters for Golden Wonder crisp makers, and the demolition of the old Symington factory in Adam and Eve Street for redevelopment as Eden Court shops and flats.
Culture edit Music and Theatre edit Market Harborough has an Orchestra and The Harborough Collective, a professional classical ensemble formed by violinist David le Page.
Training in the winter is at Welland Park Academy on Wednesday Evenings from 18:30.Dance edit Local dance schools and clubs include Barrett Stage School, Harborough Academy of Performing Arts, Woodcock Theatre Arts and Dance t Art edit An art club has existed in the town since 1963, known as the Market Harborough Art Club, meetings are held.M/?dms3 pid, conference non-residential venue, details, offering a range of flexible and adaptable meeting rooms, we can cater for a variety of meetings, including corporate board meetings, training sessions, interviews or exhibitions.In Harborough, the King decided to confront Parliamentary forces who were camped near Naseby but the Battle of Naseby proved a decisive victory for Parliament led by Oliver Cromwell.We are doing a bit of everything.Market Harborough Musical Theatre has been active since 1948.In the 1890s the Harborough Rubber Company and Looms Wooden Heels works were established.Our search facility allows you to find products and services from thousands of local businesses; Accountants to Veterinary Surgeons, Brewers to Tree Surgeons you'll find it here.The M1 is about 11 miles (17.7 km) west via the A4304 road.This one came up and I just thought, lets go for.9 In 1980 the Symington's factory at Church Square was redeveloped as the District Council offices, library and museum.After roads were turnpiked and regularly repaired (making wheeled traffic easier all year round) Harborough became a staging point for coach travel on the road to London from the North West and the Midlands.Transport edit Market Harborough station is on the Midland Main Line and operated by East Midlands Trains.It acquired land for the construction of Abbey Street in 1901 which removed the multi occupied yard of the Coach and Horses Inn and enabled the building of a fire station on the new street in 1903.The most distinguished of these was John Moore, who became Bishop of Norwich in 1691, and Bishop of Ely in 1707 and also William Henry Bragg, Nobel Prize winner.
HFM on 102.3FM was formed in November 1994 to provide a local FM station for Market Harborough and South Leicestershire, as it was felt the established local independent and BBC stations did not cater for the area.
The upper end of the High Street is wide and contains mostly unspoiled Georgian buildings.
The school room had to be built upon posts to allow the butter market to be held on the ground floor.By 1928 about 400 houses had been built since 1918, 164 by the Council.Mrs Foster said: This shop is more of a modern take on Pearls Candy Box.The school is divided into houses one of which is named "Bragg".A market was established by 1204 and has been held on a Tuesday ever since 1221.2000 onwards edit Canal basin A footpath and cycleway alongside the canal guaranteed prize pool to Foxton became part of the National Cycle Network Route.In 2016 Welland Park Academy enrolled gcse students and Robert Smyth Academy enrolled Year 7's.
It has become a symbol of the town.
The Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland branch of the NFU was in the town from 1975.
Economy edit There are 4,750 11 VAT or paye registered businesses in the Harborough district.