2024 Programme

Meetings are usually held in St. Nicholas Church Hall, The Green, Little Bowden

At 7.30pm - Visitors are Welcome

Little Bowden Society Programme 2024

Meeting are always held on the third Wednesday of the month at St Nicholas Church Hall starting at 7.30pm unless otherwise notified

Feb 21st - John Feavyour, QPM, Chairman of Harborough and the Bowdens Charity.
The Charity was formed through an amalgamation of three local charities in 1994. They own and manage land and property within the town and John will be talking about how the Charity supports local good causes in the area.

Mar 20th - Suzi Felstead, “ A day in the life of a local magistrate ”.
Suzi will give us an insight into how the court system works and the challenges Magistrates face while doing their work as volunteers in the justice system. Also highlighting the benefits of being a magistrate and the importance of the role in delivering justice.

Apr 17th - Sam Mullins, OBE, Director and CEO of London Transport Museum for 29 years until retirement in 2023. Sam will be telling us about his local project: The New Harborough Museum, how we did it in 1982.
Sam will also be telling us about some of the more unusual Museum artefacts including bosses from St Dionysius Church, the only known depiction of an angel wearing a medieval woman’s headdress.

15th May - Sandy Leong “The Bishops Finger” a light hearted look at the history of British pubs.
A few facts for a “taster” of the evening. The British public house started life as a Roman Wine Bar and dates back over 2000 years.
By 1577 it is thought that there were 17,000 Alehouses, 2000 inns and 400 taverns in England many of the original names are still being used today.

Jun 19th - Peter James will be talking about his involvement with a Formula 1 Racing team including some of the innovations some teams developed to try to stay in the lead.

Sunday Jun 23rd A visit to Rothwell Bone Crypt, for those who missed it last time

Jul 17th Local walk in MH town led by blue badge guide James Carpenter. James will be talking about quirky characters of the town, where we’ll find out about the Nobel prize winning scientist, an emissary to Elizabeth I, a grumpy inn keeper, the man who invented tourism and numerous others.

August break no meeting

September 18th - Frank Scott will be giving us a unique view of Market Harborough, through his many painting and drawings.
In his painting of the Old Grammar School and Church you’ll notice the shadow on the TSB wall is wrong with the time on the church clock, this was the start of deliberate mistakes in Frank’s Market Harborough paintings. Jim Divine carries a Tesco shopping bag, but had never shopped in Tesco! Eric Waterfield's bicycle appears in every picture.

October 16th - Neil Holman talks about his experiences at George Hall cycles and how he was instrumental in the building of the skate park off Bellfield Lane and other projects in Market Harborough and wider afield.

November 20th - Volunteers from Market Harborough in Bloom will speak to us about their work over the years, which just last year led to their Gold award in both East Midlands in Bloom and Britain in Bloom.

December 18th - Kev and Irene are back with another Christmas themed “tasting”