Market Harborough Market closing

I read a comment in The Harborough Mail a few months back that made me smile, it said, “if the market is closed, will the town be known simply as Harborough?”. I thought on this for a while and the simplicity of the question started to open up the enormity of what the council have […]

And so the saga continues, after resolutely denying the rumour that they were coming to Harborough, Waitrose this week submitted plans to turn the old Sandicliffe Ford showroom into a new store. The building, which is a furniture store at the moment will be pulled down to make way for a new store and car […]

The good news for Market Harborough store, Outer Space, is that their planning application for a footbridge from Sainsbury’s over the River Welland to the back of their store, has been approved. As work commences, I’ll post photos of the construction. It’s good to see another St Mary’s Road business doing well. The full application […]


A wonderful trip to the States this May, coupled with some early morning jet lag, gave me the opportunity to get out at sunrise and shoot a few pics. Here’s a a flavour of what I shot.

Having had a quick scout through the planning site on here’s what’s being planned (though not necessarily put into practice) in Market Harborough. Firstly The White Lion pub has a planning application in to make a front entrance off the High Street, rather than side entrance it has now. This could mean a new […]

Market Harborough could soon have a new Deli on Adam and Eve Street.

It appears from signage and planning applications that a new furniture store is coming to Market Harborough. The Sandicliffe Ford old site, once wrongly rumoured to become a Waitrose,  has had ‘under offer’ notice for while now and a planning application by Kettering furniture company The Furniture Centre Ltd seems to confirm that a new […]

Meerkat mania is well under way in Harborough after an ingenious marketing campaign for goes from strength to strength. It’s been proposed to turn Market Harborough into Meerkat Harborough for a day after our town is twinned with Meerkovo, home of the Meerkovians. I think this is beyond genius and deserves the mania that […]

Waterstones logo

With the announcement that HMV have had a tough Christmas selling period, have lost 20% off their share prices and the consequent notice that they’ll be shutting up to 60 HMV and Waterstones stores, it raised the question of whether the Market Harborough store would stay open. The store always seems quite busy when I […]

Iphone App Hipstomatic

Recently I’ve been downloading a few photographic apps and trying them out, this is one of the best I’ve found. Hipstamatic is an app that, according to their website, “brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras from the past.” How I’d describe it is pretty similar, but the final […]