Pair of new displays at town’s museum

Two new exhibitions celebrating art, baking and sewing history have opened at Harborough Museum.

Visitors to the museum, inside The Symington Building in Adam and Eve Street, can learn more about the county’s self-taught artist John Flower, and Market Harborough’s tradition of baking and sewing.

The John Flower display includes prints and drawings by the 19 century Leicester city artist, as well as items showing what life as an artist would have been like for him.

Flower (1793–1861) was a landscape and architectural artist known to people as “the Leicester artist”.

Meanwhile, a liberty bodice, designed in Market Harborough by the R & WH Symington corset factory in 1908, has been given a modern makeover and features alongside a W Symington & Co factory recipe book as part of the Baking and Sewing exhibition.

The W Symington factory was famous for its dehydrated soups, gravy, custard powder and other foods.

Both exhibitions run until Saturday, June 27, and admission to the museum is free.

For more information, visit www.leics.gov.uk/symington or call 0116 305 3627.