Organist

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… Read more »

Diaries

Nearly everyone in Daventry knows about legendary character Christina (Tina) Margaret Winter who would regularly been seen around town, smoking her clay pipe or riding on her bright pink motorcycle (appropriately nicknamed “Pink Panther”). An integral member of the community, Tina left a suitcase packed with diaries that span decades of personal notes and commentary, including newspaper clippings and memorable jokes. As well… Read more »

Ave Maria brooch

This must have belonged to a wealthy local who lived in the 14th Century. Found at Ashby St Ledgers in 2009, it gives us a glimpse of who lived where we now do, what they were like and what was important to them.