Daventry Museum calls for your memorabilia from town businesses

Daventry Business Past and Present
Daventry Business Past and Present

Memorabilia and artefacts from Daventry businesses are wanted by the town’s museum for an exhibition being held in the new year.

The museum is planning a display called Daventry Businesses - Past and Present which will feature some of the major companies that have done business in the area.

Among them are British Timken, Stead & Simpson, 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 from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20. The Museum is looking to engage with young and old through science, technology and engineering activities throughout the week.

To offer your items relating to local frims to the museum, contact Daventry Museum on 01327 30124. 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.

The exhibition is running from from January until the end of April 2016.