Why, when and how the Tapestry was
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Written by Anne Allen & Jane Barrows
Photography by John Pendered
Please note: All the descriptions were written in
This tapestry took three and a half
years to come to fruition. It is designed and made by members of the
Market Harborough University of the Third Age and shows this small
market town as it goes into a new century and a new Millennium. Every
town has a past and this is well represented in this brightly coloured
and vibrant work, but it is the
town as it is today that is predominant. That is why such things as the
new Inner Gateway, the Lottery Sign, a modern coach, new buildings, and
modern celebrations and events are shown. No one can foretell the
future, but one thing is sure - the things depicted which are up to date
and modern to our eyes will become as old fashioned and quaint as the
coach and horses and the items in the Museum are to us now. This is what
makes life interesting and this tapestry has been designed and worked
with the thought that future generations will see it, not only as
quaint, but also as an invaluable record of life now in the year 2000.
The Tapestry can be viewed
The Symington Building
Adam and Eve Street
Leicestershire LE16 7AG
Open - Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri: 8.45am - 5pm. Wed: 9.30am - 5pm