Market Harborough shown within Leicestershire
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Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England. Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəʃə(r or ˈlɛstəʃɪə(r abbreviation Leics In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government This is about the district of Harborough there is also the Harborough constituency. Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəʃə(r or ˈlɛstəʃɪə(r abbreviation Leics The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one The East Midlands is one of the Regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Leicester postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Coalville, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Leicestershire Constabulary is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland in The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service which covers Leicestershire including the Unitary authority of Leicester The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS is the NHS ambulance service serving the East Midlands region of England. East Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 6 MEPs using the D'Hondt method of Party-list proportional This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Harborough is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of cities, towns and villages within the ceremonial county boundaries of Leicestershire, England A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Market town or market right is a legal term originating in the Medieval period for a European settlement that has the right to hold Markets Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəʃə(r or ˈlɛstəʃɪə(r abbreviation Leics England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It has a population of 20,785 (2001 census), and is the administrative headquarters of the Harborough district. A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 This is about the district of Harborough there is also the Harborough constituency.
Market Harborough is located in a rural part of south Leicestershire, upon the River Welland. The River Welland is a River in the east of England, 56 km (35 m long and it has been a main waterway across the part of The Fens called "South It is very close to the Northamptonshire border. Northamptonshire (or archaically the County of Northampton; abbreviated Northants The town is roughly 15 miles (24 km) south of Leicester and 10 miles north of Kettering. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Leicester (ˈlɛstə is the largest city and Unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and is the traditional Kettering is a Town in Northamptonshire, England, UK. It is the main town within the Borough of Kettering. The town is near the A14 main road and Market Harborough railway station is served, by the Midland Main Line railway. Market Harborough Railway station serves the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England. The Midland Main Line is a major railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. There is also a branch of the Grand Union Canal which terminates on the north side of the town. The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Nearby to the town are the famous Foxton Locks. Foxton Locks ( are ten Canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west
The MP for the town and district is Edward Garnier. Edward Henry Garnier QC (born October 26, 1952) is a Barrister and Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. It is currently an unparished area in the Harborough district, with no town council of its own. In England, an unparished area is an area that is not covered by a Civil parish. A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities or Parishes A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch It is the third least populated town of this sort.
Not directly in the town is Foxton Locks. Foxton Locks ( are ten Canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 3 miles west of Market Harborough, and are named after the nearby village of Foxton in which can be found one of a very few remaining road 'swing bridges' over the canal. A lock is a device for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal Waterways. The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Foxton ( is a village in Leicestershire, England, to the north-west of Market Harborough.
One of the town's most notable features is an unusual grammar school located in the town centre which stands on wooden stilts. A grammar school is one of several different types of School in the history of education in the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries Stiltwalker parade 2004jpg|thumb|A stiltwalker participates in a parade dressed as a Court jester]] Stilts are poles posts or pillars used to allow a person or structure to This construction was due to the regular flood risk to the town, allayed only in recent years by major engineering works to the towns water system. The underside of the Grammar School was once used as a market. Market Harborough Grammar School was founded in 1607 by Robert Smyth, a poor native of the town who became Comptroller of the City of London's Chamber and member of the Merchant Taylors' Company. A comptroller or controller (kənˈtroʊlər ˈkɑmˌtroʊ- also financial controller, abrv The school has since moved sites and now the Robert Smyth School caters for 14-18 year olds. The Robert Smyth School, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England is committed to the education of 14-19 year olds The school badge is the arms of the City of London. For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically
The Church of England parish church is dedicated to Saint Dionysius, and is of a broach spire construction. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican A parish church, in Christianity, is the church which acts as the religious centre of a Parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches A saint (from the Latin sanctus) is a human being to whom has been attributed (and who has generally demonstrated a high level of Holiness and Sanctity A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building particularly a church Tower. It dates back to the 14th century but has been added to since.
Situated in part of what was once the old Symington's Corset Factory, the Museum shares the building with the Council offices and the Library. A corset is a Garment worn to mold and shape the Torso into a desired shape for Aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing it or Since opening in 1983 the Museum has continued to collect and display objects of local interest including local Roman era archaeological finds. The Roman Era is a period in Western history when Ancient Rome was the centre of power of the world around the Mediterranean Sea, where Latin was the Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos It is open to the public most days of the year and is free to visit.
In 1993 the former cattle market, bus station, indoor market and several properties adjacent to the old post office & The Peacock Hotel were re-developed to form a new shopping centre called St. Mary's Place. Consisting of 26 retail units, and a new indoor market hall, it also heralded the arrival of the Sainsbury's store to the town. J Sainsbury plc ( is the parent company of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd commonly known as Sainsbury's (also Sainsbury and JS) the third largest The original 'Settling Rooms' from the cattle market were listed as a building to preserve, and still stand as a point of interest in the centre of the Sainsbury's car park. In this building a youth cafe is held 5 days a week, called The Cube. This pedestrian friendly shopping site straddles the River Welland, joined by one large suspension style bridge, and two further smaller footbridges. It hosts the Post Office (combined with Mercury News newsagents), Boots the Chemist, Wilkinson (shop) & Argos (retailer) amongst its well balanced mix of stores. This article is about a former British company which has now merged to form Alliance Boots, as a result information on this page may be out of date Wilkinson (or Wilko, some times Wilks as it is often known is a British high-street discount chain with 311 stores selling everything from washing Argos is the largest general-goods Retailer in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland with over 700 stores The Peacock pub still stands by the main entrance to St. Mary's Place, and continues to offer weary travellers a comforting drink and a bite to eat, as it has since the 1600s. Other attractions within the centre are the newly introduced Costa Coffee bar, Thomas Cook Group travel agents and bureau de change, Walkers Books c/w Thorntons Chocolates, Greggs the bakers, Clarks Shoes (C&J Clark), Card Factory, & Card Fair, KFC, Bon Marche fashions, now owned by Peacocks (retailer), Partners (The Stationer), Toni & Guy hair salon, Specsavers & Vision Express opticians, First Choice (travel firm) & Co-op Travel, the O2 mobile phone shop, Julian Graves for nuts & preserves, Harwayes lingerie, Rosebys for linens, and Shoe Doctor for shoe repairs and Key cutting. Costa Coffee is a Coffee house company based in the United Kingdom founded in 1971 by Italian brothers Sergio & Bruno Costa as a wholesale operation Thomas Cook Group plc is a travel company created on 19 June 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group plc. A bureau de change is an organisation or facility which allows customers to exchange one Currency for another Greggs plc ( is the largest specialist retail bakery chain in the United Kingdom Dean Hoyle is the founder and owner of Card Factory, a chain of greeting card and gift stores in Great Britain. Kentucky Fried Chicken, usually known as KFC, is a chain of Fast food restaurants based in Louisville Kentucky. For the former chain of American department stores see The Bon Marché. Toni & Guy is a UK and US-based Hairdressing company History Toni & Guy is an international hair care business founded in London United Kingdom in 1963 Specsavers is the world's largest privately-owned optical retailer Vision Express is one of the four major UK Opticians (retailers that control 70% of the British market for Spectacles and Contact lenses. Scientific Equipment OpticianAn optician is an Eye care professional who provides corrective lenses based on a prescription for the correction of a Refractive First Choice is a Brand name used by TUI Travel PLC to sell Package holidays in the United Kingdom. Julian Graves is a health food retailer with 344 stores operating in the United Kingdom and Republic Of Ireland. Lingerie is a term for fashionable and alluring women's Undergarments It derives from the French word linge, "washables" — as in faire le linge The firm Rosebys is a retail chain consisting of over 300 soft furnishing stores across the United Kingdom. Linen is a Textile made from the Fibers of the Flax plant Linum usitatissimum. The Flower Shop offers fruit and vegetables, cut flowers, and floral tributes. St. Mary's Place affords shopping at a leisurely pace, and a pleasant riverside walk.
The town also has the shortest street in Europe, called Little Street, between the Red Cow public house and the old Town Hall.
Market Harborough Cricket Club has two cricket teams - Market Harborough Cricket Club, and Harborough South Cricket Club - the former playing in the Leicestershire Premier Cricket League. Market Harborough Cricket Club is a Cricket club founded c1840 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries
Market Harborough Football Club has two football (soccer) teams. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered There are three youth set ups too - Harborough Juniors, Harborough Minis and Borough Alliance.
There is also Market Harborough Rugby Club, located near the leisure centre which was until recently known as Kibworth Rugby union Club. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short
Also, Market Harborough leisure centre boasts a swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and cafe which is open to members and non-members. A leisure centre in the UK and Canada is a purpose built building or site usually owned and operated by the Borough Councilor district A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or simply a pool, is an artificially enclosed Body of water intended for Swimming or The word γυμνάσιον (gymnasion was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual Education of young men (see Gymnasium A sauna (ˈsɔːnə or as Finnish) is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary The history of the steam room goes back thousands of years It was popular with the Ancient Greeks, it was also subsequently adopted by the Romans which they called
The town has two skateparks: one in Little Bowden and one in the grounds of the youth centre on Farndon road. A skatepark is a purpose-built Recreational environment for Skateboarders to ride and develop their technique
The town once had a cinema known as The Ritz from 1939 till 1978, which is currently closed although there is a local campaign to have it re-opened (www. harboroughcinema. com) and run as a cinema for the benefit of the community again.
The town has one nightclub called Enigma which notoriously monopolizes the club scene. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark At this club there is the adult club over 18s. Then we have the young peoples club which is for 14 to 18 year old teenagers.
Market Harborough station is on the Midland Mainline and is served and operated by East Midlands Trains. Market Harborough Railway station serves the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England. History Intercity Midland Mainline were probably the forgotten operator in the 1990s East Midlands Trains ( EMT) is a train operating company operating in the United Kingdom. London St Pancras International is approximately 1hr 10 minutes away to the south, while northbound trains operate to Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and York. St Pancras railway station is a major railway station situated in the St Pancras area of Central London between the British Library and King's Cross Nottingham ( is a city in the Ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. Sheffield ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England Leeds ( is located on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, England York ( is an historic Walled city sited at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. Leicester which is 15 minutes away offers connections to the east and west of England. Leicester railway station serves the City of Leicester in Leicestershire, England.
November 2007 saw the completion of St Pancras International station with the start of Eurostar services to the continent giving a much wider range of destinations for business and leisure passengers. Eurostar is a High-speed train service in Western Europe connecting London and Kent in the United Kingdom, with Paris
HFM was formed in November 1994 with the aim to provide a local FM radio station for Market Harborough and South Leicestershire areas, as it was felt the established independent local stations and the local BBC stations failed to cater for the population of South Leicestershire. Harborough FM (HFM is a community Radio station covering Market Harborough and South Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. OFCOM awarded the station its fulltime licence on 15 July 2005, meaning it could broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The station is run by a mixture of freelance presenters and local residents who are trained up by station staff. John Fitzpatrick came up with the idea of a local radio station for Market Harborough; Fitzpatrick died in November 2002, aged 47. The station currently broadcasts on 102. 3 FM.
The Harborough Mail is the local newspaper, which is published on Thursday each week. The Harborough Mail is a weekly newspaper which serves Market Harborough and the surrounding area
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