These royal charters give us fantastic insight into how Daventry’s town laws were passed centuries ago. The museum is lucky to hold four charters (two under the name of Queen Elizabeth I, one under James I and the other under Charles I). The charters gave Daventry the right to such actions as trading, holding town fairs, collecting taxes and electing officials. They were all handwritten on parchment (the skin of a calf, goat or sheep), which must have been treated especially for the purpose by wetting, stretching and scraping. All legal documents right up until the 19th century were written on parchment. You wouldn’t want to make any spelling mistakes…
***EXHIBITION NEWS!*** Northamptonshire Heritage Forum BBC Radio Northampton Daventry Town Council The Village Emporium Magazine Love Daventry Daventry Express Discover Daventry Northampton Events We will be marking the 100 years since the end of the First World War in a special #WWI Centenary Exhibition, opening on Saturday 1st September from 10am to 4pm. This exhibition is not to be missed so make..
Daventry Town Council Love Daventry Discover Daventry Daventry Tweets Celebrate Heritage Open Days this September and explore your local heritage with free guided walks, tours and exhibitions… Holy Cross Church Daventry Daventry Library #heritagewalks http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/1546/heritage-open-days-2018/
DIP into Daventry Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Discover Daventry Daventry Tweets Don’t forget to pop in to the museum today and say hello to our lovely museum volunteers and members of #Daventry Model Boat Club! We’re open until 4pm today and #free to visit!
- Pop along to the museum today and see these handcrafted statement jewellery pieces by Toilworn jewellery - on displ… https://t.co/CD53Id8C3M, Jul 25
- New exhibits by the talented Tudor Rose Woodturners now on display as part of Arts, Crafts and Collectables, open u… https://t.co/a6k8ocCPsy, Jul 24
- Recognise either of these locations? Paintings by local artist Ralph Davies, on display & on sale as part of our Ar… https://t.co/TjzMTaZuab, Jul 14
- Our volunteers enjoyed a glorious afternoon at Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens yesterday as a belated… https://t.co/d1HgMVZkwt, Jul 13