Marking 90 years since the BBC came to Daventry

Daventry Museum in New Street
Daventry Museum in New Street

Monday July 27 marked 90 years since the BBC started broadcasting from Daventry’s Borough Hill.

To mark this important date in the town’s history, Daventry Museum is open this Saturday August 1 from 10am to 4pm and on display is a fascinating exhibition of photos and artefacts commemorating the 90th anniversary since the BBC arrived in Daventry in 1925.

The exhibition runs until the end of August, and is also open weekdays Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm.

In September 2015 Daventry Museum will be holding an exhibition on “Memories of World War 2”, to mark the 70 years since the end of the conflict.

Along with displaying photographs and artefacts from this period, the museum would like to collect the public’s memories of World War 2 and share their story.

The museum will archive the memories and hold for future generations to learn about what life was like for the people of Daventry during World War 2.

A spokesman for the museum said: “We want to collect as many memories as possible so if you have any friends or relatives who you think would be interested in sharing their story, please let them know about our search.

“Feel free to drop in to the museum and share your story with us, we are open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.”

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