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DAVENTRY MUSEUM REOPEN FOR VISITORS

Daventry Museum reopened at the end of September after a period of closure during the Covid-19 pandemic. The current exhibition, A Virtual and Veritable Cabinet of Curiosities is running until Saturday 5th December. It is an exhibition about collecting and collections and within the museum’s Veritable Cabinets displays include early transistor radios, semi-precious stones, Lego, vintage books and postcards and unusual crockery. The collections are either rarely seen items from the museum’s storeroom or on loan from museum volunteers.

The exhibition is also an online event, the Virtual Cabinets, in the form of a 360 tour of the exhibition, a video of beautiful collections shared by visitors, and a video of group photographs from the archive. Can you help to put a name to any of the faces? Visit the museum’s website to view these Virtual Cabinets of Curiosities.

The museum’s website has many resources on offer including a new self-guided walk of Borough Hill to download (or pick up in person) complete with a viewpoint plan of Northamptonshire and beyond, all visible from Borough Hill (weather permitting).

As with all Daventry Museum exhibitions and events, entry is always free. The museum is open Tuesday - Friday 10am-1pm and the first Saturday of the month 10am-2.30pm. Bookings must be made for Saturday entry during one of the four timed entry slots, this can be done via Eventbrite, the website or by email (see page 14 for details). The museum team have been beavering away during this period of closure and now look forward to welcoming back visitors. The museum has been awarded the Visit England ‘Good to Go’ tick, full details on opening times and our safety measures, can be found on our website www.daventrymuseum.org.uk


Book your free places for some half-term fun with Daventry Museum and Don’t Go Into The Cellar’s, All Hallows’ outdoor theatre performance of Spooky Victorian Fairy Tales. Thursday 29th October, 2pm on the steps of Holy Cross Church, Daventry.

VIRTUAL PRODUCE SHOW WINNERS

We had a good response for our 100th Edition Virtual Produce Show; which made our judging extremely difficult.  Thank you to everyone who entered and all eligible entries are shown here.

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Sarah Mourant, who won the class for the “Best Array of 4 Fruits”  and the “Best Garden on a Plate”; so having accrued the most points, Sarah (from Hollowell) wins “Best in Show” and a £10 Voucher from Crick Garden Centre. Congratulations!


Keeping it in the family, Benjamin Mourant wins the class for “Most Unusual Fruit” — for his extraordinary display of tomatoes!

Bouncing with the blooms is Sophie Caldwell aged 8 from Guilsborough, winner of the child category for the “Summer Sun” entry.  She planted bright Sunflowers and Marigolds, and lots of beans, all from seed, in the border around the trampoline.

Tom Harper, from Guilsborough wins “Most Unusual Vegetable” for his Tromboncino Squash.

Right - Maggie Jones from Highfield Park, Creaton who is the runner-up in the  adult  flowering plant “Summer Sun” class.

All our other entries

Jenny Lowther from Guilsborough wins the class: “Best border of flowers with you in the picture, with “Summer Sun” as the theme.”

Jenny is pictured here sitting at the top of the steps amongst her lovely summer border.  Jenny spends hours every day gardening, all her hard work has clearly paid off.

Mail: museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk
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Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.

Last updated Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 2nd November 2020

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