Shining a light on the past

Norman Scrimshaw

Norman Scrimshaw

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A piece of local history came to light at the town’s museum with the installation of an original gas lamp post from Daventry railway station.

Built in 1888 as an extension from Weedon Bec to Leamington Spa, the station was demolished in December 1963 and the Daventry bypass built in its place.

But in 1969 a small part of that lost past was preserved when Norman Scrimshaw moved to Woodford Halse to work at Ford’s Daventry site as a maintenance manager and acquired one of the station’s lights.

 

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