Daventry Mayor honours soldiers at museum exhibition

Daventry Mayor Lynn Jones and consort Alan.
Daventry Mayor Lynn Jones and consort Alan.

An exhibition in Daventry honours soldiers who lost their lives during World War One.

Daventry Mayor Lynn Jones opened the World War One Centenary Exhibition at Daventry Museum.

Cllr Lynn Jones said: “The exhibition is excellent and a fitting tribute to all the Daventry soldiers who lost their lives during World War One.”

At the launch of the event wartime songs were played on the museum piano and visitors reminisced and sang songs such as ‘Pack up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag’ and ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’.

If you missed this visual and immersive exhibit, visitors will be able to enjoy these musical memories again on November 3 and December 1.

The exhibition runs until December 14 and will include Daventry’s tribute to the fallen from November 3-11 when there will be a special display of 114 ‘Empty Chairs’, each one representing one of the Daventry soldiers who lost their life in World War One.

Each of these small model chairs will have been made by a local school or community group taking part in this project.

To find out more by contacting (01327) 301246.