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.
A big thank you to all those who have returned their Empty Chairs so far, we’re very impressed and we can’t wait for you all to see them! A quick reminder for those who have been working hard on them this week – the chairs are due back in today so please drop them to us by 4pm #halfterm Looking forward to seeing all of them together! #EmptyChairDisplay Any problems then please email firstname.lastname@example.org..
The Grange School, Daventry Woodford Halse C.E. Primary Academy Friends of Daventry Museums #Daventry Caring Kindergartens Daventry Hill School #Daventry #PoliceCadets Northamptonshire Police #Daventry The WI (National Federation of Women’s Institutes) If you are taking part in our #WWI Empty Chair Project to remember the 114 fallen soldiers from #Daventry then please make sure the model chairs are..
Thanks to all the The Parker E-ACT Academy students and teachers who came to visit the museum as part of their Humanities fieldtrip in #Daventry this week – we hope you enjoyed your visit!
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