This boot is one of the millions produced in the Stead and Simpson’s factory on New Street during WW2. Made especially for officers in the British Army, Navy and Air Force, the boots were designed to be practical, comfortable and, importantly for those serving at high altitudes, warm. Many local people have worked in this factory when it was Stead and Simpson and then White and Co. Its dinner bell could be heard across the town centre and heralded a stream of workers off for lunch. The building was burned down and cleared for the Tesco store in the late 1990s.
Looking forward to Daventry’s first ever food festival! The Village Emporium Magazine Love Daventry BBC Radio Northampton Northampton Events Daventry Express
We’re celebrating 20 years of the Treasure Act #Treasure20 The Portable Antiquities Scheme Why don’t you visit us this week and see our treasure? https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/249818 We’re open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday of the month. We are also free to visit!
Have you been to see our new exhibition yet? Learn more about the town’s development in our Daventry Through the Ages exhibition. We’re open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm. Don’t forget the museum is free to visit and there’s lots of children’s activities! Daventry Town Council Northampton Families Love Daventry
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