Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Bowden Village Institute

On Saturday I bought a copy of Boatbuilders of Market Harborough by Bob Hakewill and Michael Beech. How could you resist a title like that?

It mentions that Little Bowden Joinery in Queen Street used to fit boats out - and I can remember seeing hulls in their yard. But what is really interesting is that the authors say the company's premises, which it still occupies today, "used to be the Village Institute".

Something else to investigate.


litbo said...

Little Bowden joinery did not build or fit out boats, it was a hobby of the previous owner and friend.
Before becoming the joinery it was the boxing club, we still have the sign from when it was the Sunday school, and the. Curtain tracks are still visible inside from the stage.

Jonathan Calder said...

Thanks, litbo. I would be interested to know more.