A very interesting and informative presentation by Louise Bunce on the old and new history of the Market Harborough Building Society – and Building Societies in general – and the MHBS Charitable Foundation was enjoyed by 40 members of the group at our November meeting. The growth and progress of The Society since the middle of the 1800s is praiseworthy and today it is a significant force in the local – and further afield – financial sector. We shall not be meeting in December but we look forward to hearing from Bob Hakewill on the subject of the 18th century carpet industry in Harborough on Tuesday, 17th January 2017 at 2pm in the Congregational Church Lounge. New members are always welcome. For further information about the group do please contact me. Jan Tilley.