This aerial photo captures the growth of Daventry, which began to really expand as a town in the 1960s. Many people moved to live there, for work or as part of the Birmingham overspill. New housing estates were built and their names often give clues about what was there before: Timken Way, Middlemore Farm, Lang Farm and Ashby Fields are a few notable examples. As well as houses, we can spot here a school, its playing fields and a golf course on the top right; apparently habitants on the nearby streets would often be dodging wayward golf balls!
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