Harborough Market shoppers will be taken on a trip down memory lane on Saturday 7th March when the market is visited by local amateur video and film making group, Market Harborough Movie Makers.
The group, who have been making documentary films of local interest since the early 1960s, will be bringing their back catalogue of films to the market hall where lucky shoppers can request to see an excerpt of any film that piques their interest.
The Old Grammar School restoration is the groups’ latest project and although the final film is still being edited, shoppers can have a sneak peak at the footage.
Other footage available includes the opening of the Square by the Duchess of Rutland on the 26th May 1960, the story of the Hallaton Treasure, and The Changing Face of Market Harborough, a 2001 production which compares present day scenes in the town with those of the last two centuries.
Market Manager Sairah Butt is delighted that the film club are showcasing their work at the market and urges shoppers to come along and have a look.
“I’ve been lucky enough to see a copy of the group’s 1992 film Market Harborough Market. It’s a fascinating insight into the history of the old cattle market and the Settling Room’s which I’m sure a lot of our current traders will be interested in seeing.” She added. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a glimpse into the Town’s past.”
The film club won’t just be showcasing their work. Experienced members from the club will be there to answer questions and give advice about any aspect of movie making. They will be demonstrating camera technique, methods to get better sound, and editing tips to make raw camera footage into a more interesting and enjoyable to watch.
Anyone interested in joining the club can come along to Harborough Market on Saturday 7th March between 9am and 5pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org