Remember, remember the 5th of November? Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Well, the very same plot was first concocted just outside Daventry, in the picturesque village of Ashby St Ledgers. In a room above the still surviving timbered gatehouse of a beautiful Tudor manor, the conspirators gathered together to plan the demise of King James I and the blowing up of the House of Lords. After the plot was discovered, Robert Catesby and his fellow plotters took brief refuge at Ashby St Ledgers, before riding on to Holbeach where Catesby was shot and killed on 8 November 1605.
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