Daventry Museum asks for items telling the tale of the town’s industry

Shoes, whips and more from Daventry's businesses past and present
Shoes, whips and more from Daventry's businesses past and present

Daventry Museum is appealing for artefacts illustrating the town’s business and manufacturing past and present.

From January until the end of April, Daventry Museum will be holding an exhibition on “Daventry Businesses - Past and Present” which will feature major companies that located to Daventry such as British Timken, Stead & Simpson and existing businesses such as Cummins and Ford Motor Company.

The displays will show how Daventry’s businesses, large and small, including butchers, bakers, grocers, hardware stores and pubs, have changed the face of Daventry over the years.

Daventry Museum is calling for any items that relate to local, Daventry business to go alongside the Museum’s collection to help tell the story of how those industries influenced the development of the Town.

Artefacts on display vary from old cinema tickets and a horse whip to a sausage maker and an enormous winnowing machine.

The exhibition will coincide with British Science Week which starts runs from March 11 to 20.

Contact Daventry Museum on 01327 301246 for more information. You can also reach the museum via museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or by post at Daventry Museum, Daventry Town Council, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.