Saturday Opening – 6th February 2016

Daventry Businesses Past and Present Exhibition – Saturday opening 6th February 2016 

Discover more about Daventry’s past and present business community at Daventry Museum from 10am to 4pm this Saturday.

Exhibits feature major companies that located to Daventry such as British Timken, Stead & Simpson and existing businesses such as Cummins and demonstrate how Daventry’s businesses, large and small, including butchers, hardware stores, coaching inns and public houses, shaped the Town’s history.

Display on British Timken memorabilia
Display on British Timken memorabilia

Old Butcher’s block and butcher’s outfit loaned by Gilling’s Butchers, Bowen Square, Daventry
Old Butcher’s block and butcher’s outfit loaned by Gilling’s Butchers, Bowen Square, Daventry

One of the most notable exhibits is a display on the Green Shield Stamp Company, whose Daventry distribution centre opened in 1970. The display lets visitors reminisce about the customer loyalty scheme, where you saved and exchanged stamps for items in a Green Shield Catalogue, items that ranged from a Kenwood “Chef” Food Mixer, to even Guide Dogs and a Tractor.

Green Shield Stamps and Catalogue
Green Shield Stamps and Catalogue

In March there’s a change to the Saturday opening schedule and the museum will be open on Saturday 12th March, to coincide with British Science Week, not 5th March 2016.

British Science Week starts on Friday 11th March to Sunday 20th March 2016 and the Museum is looking to engage with young and old through science, technology and engineering activities throughout the week.

Remember the museum will be closed on Saturday 5th March and will be back to the usual first Saturday of the month opening times from April 2016.

Contact Daventry Museum on 01327 301246 for more information. You can also reach the museum via [email protected] or by post at Daventry Museum, Daventry Town Council, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.

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