Painting the Town Red
Inventing Afternoon Tea
Stilton - the King of Cheeses
Authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
Melton’s Historic Markets
Witches of Belvoir
Melton is the traditional centre of English fox-hunting, and black and scarlet hunting coats are traditionally made from Melton cloth, due to its weatherproof qualities. In England not only is Melton used for the scarlet hunting coat, an iconic symbol of the upper-class elite, but it is also used in black for the donkey jacket, an iconic symbol of the working class labouring man before becoming a fashion status for Punks, Mods or Skinheads.
The medieval wool trade paid for the building of the beautiful ‘mini cathedral’ of St Mary’s, one of the finest parish churches in the country.