Harborough’s cattle market

Market Harborough's cattle market, which is now the Sainsbury's car park,  from November 1979
Market Harborough's cattle market, which is now the Sainsbury's car park, from November 1979

These old pictures of Harborough’s cattle market from 35 years ago were sent to us last week by Glyn Dobbs, the former chief photographer of the Mail’s sister title, the Northamptonshire Telegraph.

They show the cattle market, which opened in 1903, from November 1979.

Market Harborough's cattle market, which is now the Sainsbury's car park,  from November 1979

Market Harborough's cattle market, which is now the Sainsbury's car park, from November 1979

In 1993 the market, bus station, indoor market hall and several properties next to the old Post Office and The Peacock hotel were re-developed to form a new pedestrianised shopping centre called St Mary’s Place, including a Sainsbury’s store and car park.

Brick artwork on the wall between the supermarket and Wilkinson’s harks back to its past as a market.

The market then moved to Foxton Road, Lubenham.

Market Harborough's cattle market, which is now the Sainsbury's car park,  from November 1979

Market Harborough's cattle market, which is now the Sainsbury's car park, from November 1979