Getting set for summer fun in 1990’s Daventry

Summerscene 1990 Daventry
Summerscene 1990 Daventry

Back in July 1990 Daventry’s children were getting ready for two weeks of fun with the Summerscene activity programme.

The scheme was then in its 19th year, having launched in 1971 when the town was full of children who had moved from Birmingham or London and their parents were looking for something to keep them occupied during the long summer school holiday.

The programme had a number of different activities organised at locations around the town. Each session cost £1 per child, and at the end of it there was a camp held at Thrupp Farm, near Long Buckby Wharf.

The events were funded by a committee which worked throughout the year to organise the various activities and raise money to cover some of the costs.

Pictured are two youngsters enjoying the events laid on by Daventry Fire Station.