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Tuck in to a feast at Daventry Food Festival

Tuck in to a feast at Daventry Food Festival

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:56 by DTC Comms

Daventry Food Festival returns for its third year on Saturday 21st September, with more than 50 traders bringing their tasty treats and delicious drinks to the town. Organised by Daventry Town Council, the festival takes place on High Street and Sheaf Street from 10am to 4pm.

Those with a sweet tooth will be spoilt for choice, with everything from cupcakes to crepes to enjoy. Meanwhile, hot food options will include delicious Indian, Greek and Turkish cuisine, as well as hog roasts and burgers from local farms. More »

Tasty cocktails and coffees will be on hand if you are feeling thirsty, and there will also be plenty of produce to take home with you, as well as gifts for food lovers. To inspire you in the kitchen, renowned chef Patti Sloley will be demonstrating her delicious fusion of African and Western tastes, bringing the vibrant flavours of Ghana to Daventry.

Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold, is looking forward to another successful festival and said, "The Food Festival has become a highlight of the Daventry events calendar and this year looks set to be our best yet. We are welcoming traders from Northamptonshire and beyond to share their produce with the town, and the variety of stalls is brilliant. Fingers crossed for a good forecast so we can all enjoy sampling some delicious food and drinks in the sunshine."

Daventry Food Bank will also be attending the Food Festival, raising awareness of the vital work of the food bank in our community and accepting donations of food and toiletries. For a list of items required by the food bank and for more information about Daventry Food Festival, click here. » Less

Daventry Town Council to mark Merchant Navy Day with flagraising

Daventry Town Council to mark Merchant Navy Day with flagraising

Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:11 by DTC Comms

On Tuesday 3rd September at 10.30am, Daventry Town Council will mark Merchant Navy Day by raising the Red Ensign at the Twinning Area in Daventry. A short service will take place and all are welcome to attend.

Established in 2000, Merchant Navy Day honours the men and women who kept our 'island nation' afloat during both World Wars, and celebrates modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports. More »

As well as marking the outbreak of the Second World War, the 3rd September 1939 also marked the first major British maritime casualty. The merchant vessel SS Athenia was torpedoed just a few hours after hostilities were declared, with the loss of 128 passengers and crew. This day is now commemorated as Merchant Navy Day each September.

Maritime charity Seafarers UK has campaigned for the Red Ensign, the Merchant Navy's official flag, to be flown on civic buildings and landmark flagpoles across the UK. This year, their target is for the Red Ensign to be flown at more than one thousand locations.

Mayor of Daventry Cllr Mike Arnold will be attending the flag raising ceremony along with other Town Council members and community leaders. The Twinning Area is located at the top of London Road, Daventry, behind the police station. » Less

Lace up your walking shoes for Heritage Open Days

Lace up your walking shoes for Heritage Open Days

Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:41 by DTC Events

Heritage Open Days is an annual festival which celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture. This September, discover Daventry's history and hidden secrets with a series of guided walks.

Borough Hill History Walks

Saturday 14th September: 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm

Take a trip back through the ages of Borough Hill with the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold. The walk looks at the history of the hill from its formation in the Jurrassic about 140 million years ago, through the geological period to the human occupation of the hill starting in the Neolithic period to the present day. More »

Covering the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages occupation and including the role with the BBC, town water supply and many other aspects of the hill through the ages. There is information on the flora and fauna as well as the extensive views from the hill.

The walk this year will include access to features not included in previous walks.

Donations to the Mayor's charities welcome but not required: https://www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk/the-mayor.html

The walk lasts for approximately 1.5-2 hours.

No booking required.

The distance is 2 miles over grass tracks with some gravel tracks.

Visitors can leave the walk at any point if the distance is too far or the terrain is too rough.

Meeting point: in the main car park at Borough Hill reached from a metalled road off Admirals Way

Accessibility

The site is mostly rough grass tracks, some areas are inaccessible to wheelchairs or need the ability to walk over steep slopes and very uneven ground. These areas can however be by passed on the rough tracks. An off-road wheelchair would be capable of accessing the full walk. Pushchairs capable of being used on rough grassland will be able to access the walk.

Town Centre History Walks

Sunday 15th September: 2pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 18th September: 6pm to 7.30pm

A guided walk through the history of Daventry Town Centre from the Roman to the present day.

Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold will be leading the town walk. The walk explains the reason for the layout of the town and how that came into existence and looks at and explains individual buildings and historical points of interest in the town.

Donations to the Mayor's charities welcome but not required: https://www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk/the-mayor.html

The walk lasts for approximately 1.5 hours.

No booking required

Meeting point: on the front steps of Daventry Holy Cross Church, Church Walk, Daventry

Accessibility

This is a town centre walk mostly on pavements and pedestrian areas although there is a need to cross roads and climb kerbs. Disabled parking is provided in all the town car parks and on street parking should be available close to the start » Less

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