Bought in the 1940s this is a long way from the hi-tech rackets of today, but sport is nothing new. Its owner Gwen Rintoul used to play tennis on the grass courts in the ‘Rec’ as a young girl. There were no courts at the Grammar School then as these had been dug up during WW2 in order to plant potatoes for the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign. Later Gwen played tennis as an associate member at Stead & Simpson’s Sports Club in Norton Road.
Don’t forget to bring your finds to the museum today so that Ellie, Finds Liaison Officer for Northamptonshire, can examine them – she’ll be here from 10.30am to 2.30pm #archaeology The Portable Antiquities Scheme Whilst you’re here why not see something new and discover the very talented exhibits created by #Daventry The WI (National Federation of Women’s Institutes) #InternationalMuseumDay #IMD2018
Ellie Cox, Northamptonshire’s Finds Liaison Officer, will be here at the museum tomorrow from 10.30am to 2.30pm examining your finds! The Portable Antiquities Scheme #archaeology
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