Next Events (full programme here)


- Wed Feb 12th
Alan Langley: The Harborough Workhouse, who were the inmates?


- Wed Mar 11th
Sarah Wilson: Flag Fen

Monthly talks take place 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm at the Roman Way Community Centre, 36, Roman Way, Market Harborough LE16 7PQ

Doors open from 7pm for coffee & raffle ticket



The Society  (MHHS)

Registered charity 2014 No. 1157244

The Market Harborough Historical Society, (originally, The Market Harborough Archaeological & Historical Society), was founded in 1931 and has been active ever since as a forum for those interested in local history and archaeology. MHHS holds monthly talks from September to May, with a field trip “The Summer Outing” in June each year. A Local History Conference “The History Day” is organised annually, in memory of former local historian Mr J. C. Davies and former MHHS President Michael Brown, both of whom contributed considerably to the Society.

The Society’s collection of historical memorabilia collected over many years formed the basis of the Harborough Museum when it was opened in 1983 as a joint venture between Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Council and the Market Harborough Historical Society.

St Dionysius Church Market Harborough

MHHS has a busy schedule of activities that includes:

The 2019-2020 Membership fee includes a copy of the Society’s annual journal “The Harborough Historian”  & remains unchanged from last year at £14.00 for a single person and £20.00 for a family. Membership dues are payable at the first meeting in September of each year or earlier. Visitors are always welcome and will be charged £3 each per meeting. 

Download a membership application form






9th Jan

Download printable pdf programme here

Pat Perkins book
 - “World War 1”


“Harborough Historian” Index here

High St Market Harborough


Catherwood House, Market Harborough