Remembering the Fallen – 100 years on

On Saturday 6th October Daventry Museum is open from 10am to 4pm and marking the 100 years since the end of the First World War, with a commemorative exhibition reflecting on the end of World War One and its impact on a post-war Daventry.

Exhibits include photos of Daventry soldiers who lost their lives, together with a map of Daventry highlighting where these soldiers lived. This display is extremely poignant as it demonstrates how much this loss of life would have impacted upon a small community during the Great War.

To commemorate the lives of the 114 Daventry soldiers, Daventry Museum has invited local schools and community groups to take part in the ‘Empty Chair Project’. As part of this project, a small model chair is constructed to represent each individual soldier. These unique chairs will be displayed at the museum from Saturday 3rd November to Sunday 11th November, and then given to those who wish to remember a soldier by promising to set an empty seat at their table on Remembrance Sunday.

This Saturday between 10am and 4pm visitors will be able to reserve one of these soldier’s chairs from a list of the soldier’s names at the museum. After Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November members of the public are able to collect their reserved chair to remember the fallen.

Museum Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm.

On Sunday 11th November the museum will be open from 11.30am to 2.00pm as part of Remembrance Day.

To find out more about the museum’s World War One Centenary Commemorations please get in touch by contacting 01327 301246 or emailing museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or by visiting the museum at 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.