Daventry-born Reginald John Foort was to become one of the most famous (and most recorded) theatre organists of all time. Working as a staff organist at the BBC, Foort went on to commission the Moller Organ Company in 1938 to create a travelling theatre organ that could be dismantled and taken on the road. With 2,000 pipes and weighing 30 tonnes, this was no mean feat. However, after a number of memorable performances during the Blitz, the tour eventually came to a halt due to the war. Several of Foort’s records sold over a million copies, beating all other music sales at the time.
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