Daventry Celebrates The King's Coronation
The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6th May 2023, followed by nationwide ceremonial and celebratory events across the Coronation Weekend. To mark the historic occasion Daventry Town Council delivered an exciting programme of free, family-friendly events including:
Monday 17th April - Tuesday 16 May: Coronation Town Trail - A fun ten-poster trivia trail about the King and Coronation. The posters are scattered around the town centre, and the trivia answers are on the boards, so can be enjoyed anytime up until Tuesday, 16 May.
Saturday 29 April: Coronation Crafts – Daventry Mayor Malcolm Ogle, and 90+ visitors attended the free craft workshop at Daventry Museum, getting creative making Paper Crowns, Kings Guard Soldiers, and pom-pom garlands. Families also enjoyed a Crown Jewels Hunt around the museum, royal-inspired colouring sheets and a Royal Portrait photoshoot complete with throne, robes, sceptre and orb.
Friday 05 May: Music at the Market - Danetre Ukulele Orchestra attended Daventry Town Market to serenade shoppers with traditional British songs and general merriment. The nostalgic tunes were thoroughly enjoyed by passers-by who joined in the fun toe-tapping, swaying and singing along.
Monday 08 May: The Big Help Out Daventry Litter Pick at Southbrook - As part of the King's Coronation The Big Help Out day of service, and undeterred by morning showers, residents joined Daventry Town Council and Southbrook Community Centre for a litter pick and general tidy up on the Southbrook estate. The team of volunteers filled several bags of rubbish, which was later disposed of by West Northants NORSE. Younger volunteers received an official certificate from James Saunders Watson, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire.
Additionally, the Post Box in the Market Square, Daventry was given a royal dress-up and decorated with a Coronation-themed topper. The stunning crocheted topper was made by clever crafters who attend our monthly Knit & Crochet meet-ups at Daventry Museum. The crafters made the beautifully intricate design proudly displayed on the prominent post box in the lead-up to the coronation weekend.
Daventry Town Mayor, Cllr. Malcolm Ogle spoke post Coronation weekend: "It was fantastic to have a series of Coronation celebrations in Daventry throughout the past few weeks and see our beautiful businesses and retailers adorn the town in red, white and blue decorations. The response was tremendous; all events were well attended. I hope all residents had an enjoyable weekend however it was celebrated."
Daventry Town Council thanks residents and visitors who joined us at all our events and helped to celebrate the royal-inspired festivities.
Posted: Tue, 09 May 2023 13:00 by Daventry Town Council