What’s your story, Daventry?

Anyone for tennis? 1920’s ad from Stead & Simpson

Our first community heritage event in Daventry Saturday 4th August.

Our friends or relatives, the work we do, the buildings we live amongst and the name of our street might all have been touched by the world famous Northamptonshire boot and shoe industry. We want to capture and celebrate this aspect of the county’s heritage that is still very much a thriving industry and global brand.

If you have a story to tell, please share it at Daventry Museum on Saturday 4th August. Museum volunteers will be working with Jim and filmmaker Alex Wright to record short interviews which will help bring the objects and photographs in the collection to life for visitors and locals alike. They will be posted on this site and screened at events in the coming months. If you wish to share your memories and connections to the shoe trade, please get in touch with project manager Jim Grevatte jimgrevatte@btinternet.com 07960080304.

On the same weekend, Daventry is to be the first place to show a new commission from the artist Dominic Wilcox and you can be a part of it! To find out more click here.

 
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