Daventry Town Council pays tribute to a Champion of the Community, Roy Sharp

Roy Sharp in 2010 showing an electric valve from the BBC's broadcasting station on Borough Hill given to the town council's museum.
Roy Sharp in 2010 showing an electric valve from the BBC's broadcasting station on Borough Hill given to the town council's museum.

Daventry Town Council has paid tribute to former town councillor and voluntary museum curator, Roy Sharp.

Roy passed away on Sunday, May 17, and his funeral will be held today, Wednesday June 3 at Holy Cross Church, Daventry.

A spokesman for the town council said: “Roy Sharp was a founder member of Daventry Town Council in 2003 and during his term of office he was proactive and enthusiastic on community matters.

“Roy will be remembered for his honest and forthright approach and his passion to preserve the town’s heritage. Following the closure of the District Council Museum in the Moot Hall, Roy dedicated the majority of his personal time in ensuring items in the museum were retained and transferred into the care of the town council.

“Through his persistence, patience and knowledge of our Town’s history we can now celebrate a thriving Daventry Town Museum.

“The Town Council gives its sincere condolences to Roy’s wife Celia and his family.”