Melton Mowbray has brought the United Kingdom several important things including Stilton cheese, which takes its name from the village of Stilton in Huntingdonshire, where the cheese was marketed to travellers on the Great North Road, but no Stilton was made there.
Let’s not forget that the famous Melton Mowbray pork pies are made with a specific “hand-raising” process and recipe here in town. The European Union awarded the Melton Mowbray pork pie Protected Geographical Indication status in 2008, following a long-standing application made by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association. Due to this, pies made only within a designated zone around Melton, and using uncured pork, are allowed to carry the Melton Mowbray name.
Since 1823, Melton Cloth has been manufactured here. The cloth, which is a tightly woven woollen cloth. It is heavily milled, has a nap raised to form a short, dense, non-lustrous pile. Sailors’ pea coats are traditionally made of Melton cloth, as are the universal workmans’ donkey jackets of Britain and Ireland, and in North America, loggers’ “cruising jackets” and Mackinaws.
But none of these things completely sum up Melton Mowbray. It’s a myriad collective of history, both ancient and modern, creativity, royal intrigue and common folks that really give this town its flavour. Whatever the reason that you find yourself in the area, why not make the most of it and take a tour of any or all of the Medusa Juice Vape Shops while you’re at it? You can go over to King’s Lynn and hit either the kiosk at the bus station or go to where it all began, the very first Medusa Juice shop on Lynn Road. But let’s not forget that there’s also two more wonderful places to explore all of the best deals Medusa Juice offers. You can go to the shop in Norwich or the one in Peterborough and stock up on all of your favourite vapes.
All About Town
Keeping in mind that this town is a vital part of the history of this area, let’s look at some of the things to do and see while here. You simply cannot visit here without taking time out to see the Melton Carnegie Museum. It is home to all things Melton Mowbray, and was recently refurbished. As a visitor, you can expect a “hands on” family-orientated experience of the history and importance of the town.
Some of the fun things included in the audio-visual experience are sounds from the ages, a history of the hunt, a preserved phone box, a buried Saxon and shrapnel from World War II.Yep, you read that correctly, I said ‘a buried Saxon’.
Melton Mowbray is also renowned for its music-making. The Melton Band can trace its directors back to 1856, and was until recently called Melton Borough Band.
There are several pubs in Melton. Some of which, like the Generous Britain continue to encourage new live music. There’s also the Noels Arms freehouse. The Noels also houses Gasdog Brewery, the first brewery in the town for over a hundred years. It hosts new and established bands and musicians every Friday and Saturday night, and acoustic acts on Sunday afternoons. You absolutely do not want to pass up a chance to visit here.
Several other surviving pubs in Melton, include one of the oldest in the area, the Anne of Cleves. This ancient building has features dating from the early 14th century. Once home to Chantry monks, the building was given after the Dissolution by Henry VIII to Anne of Cleves, as part of her divorce settlement. Man, I want a pub of my own!
Melton Mowbray has an unusual cinema. It’s the Regal, located on King Street, in the centre of the town. The building itself is a preserved purpose-built theatre complete with period interior design. The sumptuous colours are beautifully accented by a winding staircases and fancy plasterwork.
Concerts have been held in the Carousel Bandstand in Melton Mowbray Park since August 1909. You can still enjoy a series of concerts on summer Sundays. This is also a great place to vape. Be sure to take advantage of the scenery, serenity and savings from the great juices you bought from Medusa Juice and have a great time!
Melton has its own radio station, 103 FM The Eye, which broadcasts to Melton Borough and the Vale of Belvoir, and parts of Rushcliffe Borough. It can also be heard on the internet. The station has won a number of awards for its work and is named after the River Eye.
There is also a historic Stapleford Miniature Railway built in 1958. It is a private steam-hauled passenger railway at Stapleford Park about three miles to the east of Melton Mowbray. Famous for a fleet of steam locos and its scenic location, it attracts visitors and tourists during occasional summer openings for charity. You can enjoy a lovey tour and help others all at the same time.
Another fun family place in Melton is the Twinlakes Theme Park. This park provides a host of family and children’s attractions and rides. Also, you simply cannot forget about Melton’s Waterfield Leisure Pools. These offer a range of activities, which ranges from a well-equipped gym and fitness suite to all types of swimming.
The Complete Package
If something a bit more cerebral is called for, you can stop into the library located on Wilton Road. Or perhaps you want a bit of culture to fill your time here. Well, you can find anything and everything in town and why not try the theatre? The theatre first opened in 1976. It has recently been refurbished and continues to provide a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family. Over the past few years, it has produced remarkable ballet, opera, and dramatic plays of many types, as well as having provided a venue for many top class bands and acts, pantomime and art displays. It has ample parking, is fully licensed and is a most pleasant place to visit.
There is a fire station, a police station, and a hospital that includes St Mary’s Maternity Centre. The War Memorial Hospital off Ankle Hill, originally Wyndham Lodge, donated to the town in 1920 by Colonel Richard Dalgleish. Melton Country Park provides green space, so of course it’s vape friendly and there is plenty of activities to fill a day or several here.
If you’re looking for a place to appreciate history, well, there’s lots of it to be had around Melton. For instance,there are twenty-eight ancient monuments here. Not to mention that there are approximately 705 buildings listed due to having special architectural or historical interest and there are sixteen sites of special scientific interest, including several deserted village sites.
You can find industrial archaeology, including the Grantham Canal and the remains of the Melton Mowbray Navigation. Visit windmill sites. The ironstone working and smelting archaeological evidence suggests that Melton borough was densely populated in Bronze and Iron Ages. Many of the small village communities existed and strategic points at Burrough Hill and Belvoir were fortified. There is also evidence which suggests that the site of Melton Mowbray in the Wreake Valley was inhabited even before its Roman occupation.
I could sit here and tell you more about this town but truly, the best way to really appreciate Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area is to get out there and visit it. Don’t forget your Medusa Juice e-liquids and equipment so it can be the best possible time spent.