See Harborough film group’s latest work

The Saurus beasts feature in the Market Harborough Movie Makers' Arts Fresco documentary
The Saurus beasts feature in the Market Harborough Movie Makers' Arts Fresco documentary

Shoppers visiting the town’s indoor market this weekend will be taken on a trip down memory lane with a visit from Harborough’s video and film making group.

The Market Harborough Movie Makers will be setting up a stall at Harborough Market, in Northampton Road, on Saturday.

The group, which has been making documentary films about the town since the early 1960s, will be bringing their extensive back catalogue of films to the market where shoppers can request to see an excerpt of any film that interests them.

The Old Grammar School’s restoration from last year is the group’s latest project and although the final film is still being edited, shoppers can get a sneaky peek at the footage.

Other footage available will include the opening of The Square by the Duchess of Rutland on May 26, 1960, the story of the Hallaton Treasure and The Changing Face of Market Harborough, a 2001 production which compares contemporary town scenes with those of the last two centuries.

Market manager Sairah Butt is delighted the film group is showcasing their work at the market and is urging shoppers to come along and have a look.

She said: “I’ve been lucky enough to see a copy of the group’s 1992 film about the market. It’s a fascinating insight into the history of the old cattle market and The Settling Rooms which I’m sure a lot of our traders will be interested.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a glimpse into the town’s past.

They will be bringing several TV screens and laptops so people can watch different film clips at the same time.

And they won’t just be showcasing their work.

Experienced members will also be on hand to answer questions and give advice about any aspect of movie making.

They will be demonstrating camera techniques, methods to create better sound, and passing on editing tips to convert raw camera footage into a more interesting and enjoyable to watch.

Anyone interested in joining the group can go along to the market between 9am and 5pm on Saturday or email info@harbroughmoviemakers.org.