History

Market Harborough Conservative Club has resided at The Lilacs on Fairfield Road, in the same building, since it’s formation in 1912. However the significance of the building we ‘live in’ dates well before that time.

The bowls lawn at MHCC has existed since before 1776. If you click on the map on the left you can quite clearly see the bowls lawn shown on the old town plan, although hardly anything else shown on the map exists today. There is just the mere suggestion of where Fairfield Road will run in many years hence and what is now Coventry Road was just a small track titled Lubenham Lane. How the times have changed.

The Lilacs was built by a Doctor Tindall in the late 1800’s.  Although at the time of writing, the history is not fully researched and we very much hope to add to this section as time goes by.  If anyone has any further information please do get in contact with us so that we can fill in the blanks.

The various pictures of Dr Tindall and The Lilacs were kindly provided to the club by the Great Grandaughter of Dr Tindall who now resides in the US.

The picture at the very bottom shows the ledger from the original stock take of the bar of 1912, the year of the club’s formation.