This small steel ball was at the base of one of the original masts erected in 1924 for the transmission of the longwave BBC radio service from Borough Hill. Placed between the base of the mast and a concrete block on the ground, the ball gave the mast the necessary flexibility to move with the wind. Incredibly, this little ball could support a mast of roughly 80 tonnes and 150 metres!
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