Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Market Harborough doorway

Symington's corset factory was built in 1889 and closed in 1974. It was later converted into the town's library and the offices of Harborough District Council.

The building is about to reopen after a major refurbishment.


Gawain said...

But why was there a clubroom?

Jonathan Calder said...

For the staff social club, I imagine.

As I once wrote for the Guardian website (hem hem):

"My own experience as a member of the feared Market Harborough team of the 1980s bears this out. When we won a trophy, it would be engraved with the names of all its previous holders. Until the 1960s these were overwhelmingly works or company teams: after that they barely featured. Looking at those trophies was like discovering a lost culture."