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…
Daventry Town Council Love Daventry Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Discover Daventry Find out more about our new archaeology exhibition opening on Saturday 4th May here: http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/1836/discoveries-from-daventry-and-beyond/ The museum will be closed on Friday 19th April and will resume normal opening hours on Tuesday 23rd April for the last week of our Victorian exhibition. Happy..
Just over one week left of our Victorian Daventry exhibition! If you’re stuck for things to do with the kids this #EasterHoliday then make sure you swing by the museum tomorrow for some fun, free family activities. We’re open from 9.30am to 1.30pm #LoveDaventry
Love Daventry Daventry Town Council The Village Emporium Magazine Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Only 2 weeks left to see our Victorian Daventry exhibition! If you’re stuck for things to do with the kids during the #EasterHolidays why don’t you come along to the museum and try our Victorian themed quiz and other activities? Next week our opening times are Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30am to 1.30pm…don’t..
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