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.
The Village Emporium Magazine Discover Daventry Love Daventry Daventry Town Council Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Stuck for things to do during #halfterm? Why don’t you visit #Daventry Museum? We’re free to visit and have lots of fun #Victorian themed activities for you to do! Opening times during #halfterm: Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm See you next week!
You can hear all about our #Victorian #Daventry exhibition on Helen Blaby’s show yesterday 6/02/2019 at about 1.15pm! We also mention our British Science Week event happening on Saturday 9th March! Thanks for the coverage BBC Radio Northampton #LoveDaventry https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002p70b
We took part in the #monopolychallenge today marking the 84th anniversary of monopoly. Martin Heath BBC Radio Northampton came to #Daventry Museum to find items from the monopoly board including the Town Charters (Community Chest), The Moot Hall Cell Door (Go to Jail), Flat Iron, Boots and Top Hat, as well as the model of the #Daventry Train Station.
- Don't forget we are open this Sunday 11th November as part of the Remembrance commemorations in the town. The museu… https://t.co/dRSdmf5a26, Nov 9
- What a busy week we’ve had so far with lots of visitors to the Empty Chair display. Wonderful to see… https://t.co/8govVQKtXX, Nov 7
- Have you heard about Daventry & District Friends of #Iganga? Members of the group came to visit the museum last wee… https://t.co/wOPNmGPsUb, Oct 31
- This time next week you can see the Empty Chair display, a community project remembering the 114 #Daventry soldiers… https://t.co/6YQHb1232a, Oct 27