This panel of a mediaeval lady going to market on horseback with her dog
is taken from a contemporary drawing. It celebrates the origins of
Market Harborough, first as a trading post then as a mediaeval 'new
town'. In addition to weekly markets, Harborough became renowned for its
fairs, particularly the Great October Fair, which lasted over a week.
Horses were sold in Horse Fair Leys and cattle in Cow Fair Leys, both in
Back Road (now Fairfield Road).