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.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are celebrating #Treasure20 at the museum so why don’t you come and see what treasure we have on display? http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/1080/treasure-20-celebrating-20-years-treasure-act/ The Portable Antiquities Scheme Daventry Arts Festival Daventry Express BBC Northampton Friends of Daventry Museums
This time next week JP Humbert will be giving free valuations on your #antiques from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 31st May here at the museum! https://www.jphumbert.com/valuation-days/
- This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act & to celebrate #Treasure20 come & see our medieval brooch!… https://t.co/WidiJOoHdS, 23 hours ago
- This time next week JP Humbert will be giving free valuations on your #antiques from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 31st M… https://t.co/LsvrjK5Rbn, May 24
- Ellie is here today from @findsorguk so bring along your archaeological finds between 10.30am and 2.30pm!… https://t.co/CRAvEeIlEd, May 19
- Happy #InternationalMuseumDay Have you been to see our Transport exhibition yet? Find us at 3 New Street, Daventry… https://t.co/ANNY1x5QTW, May 18