Melton Mowbray Souvenirs
Melton Mowbray is a small town in the middle of the country. The name Melton comes from the early English word “MEDELTONE”, meaning “ middle town surrounded by small hamlets”. Mowbray comes from the early Lord of the Manor – namely Robert de Mowbray.
It is a very popular market town in the heart of Leicestershire. Tourists come to visit the weekly Tuesday markets, which are one of the last remaining indoor cattle markets and the town centre street market.
Famous for it’s food , Melton Mowbray is known as the “Rural Capital of Food”, and is most famous for Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese.
What else is MELTON MOWBRAY famous for ?
ANNE OF CLEVES – In the 16th Century it was bestowed to the estates of Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII, as part of the divorce settlement’ although there is local debate about whether she ever stayed there. It is a Grade II*Listed Building , now a public house owned by Everards, a Leicester based brewery.
ST MARY’S CHURCH – In 1927 St Mary’s Church was considered to be the Cathedral of Leicestershire. Although the building was probably the stronger contestant, the title was politically awarded to Leicester Cathedral, 14 miles away.
Most of the fabric of the church dates from the 13th and early 14th centuries. It is an outstanding example of a medieval building.
YE OLDE PORK PIE SHOPPE – One of Melton’s most iconic buildings, it’s black and white style stands out on one of Melton’s high streets. It is one of the oldest pork pie bakeries in the country, where hand raised pork pies are still made today.
REGAL CINEMA – Melton is very fortunate to have it’s own small cinema, owned and run by a family of film enthusiasts. It has been completely refurbished in Art Deco style, and is well supported by it’s members , both local residents and those from out of town.
PARKS – Melton has a beautiful town park as well as a lovely country park. Twin Lakes, a themed park, is also in the local area and is very popular with Melton’s children and younger generations.
Melton Mowbray welcomes tourist visitors and it is essential to offer souvenirs and gifts for them to remember their visit by There is a sentimental aspect too about “good old Melton Mowbray”.