Daventry & District



Because of the present Covid situation, monthly face to face meetings, trips and outings are cancelled until further notice. For details of our monthly Zoom meetings, see below.



To access these events, you will need to register for a free ticket with eventbrite. Please follow the instructions in your invitation email.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these events, please contact the organiser, Pam Tomalin on daventryu3a@gmail.com

17th Jun-2021 (Also our AGM)
The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in the Eighteenth Century - Ian Keable
The 1700s was a period when the people of England seemed to be especially gullible. They believed a woman could give birth to rabbits; a man could climb inside a two-pint bottle and sing inside it; and where a blond-haired European could write a book claiming that he was born in Taiwan. In this entertaining talk Ian demonstrates how 18th century hoaxes are memorable not only for their imaginative nature but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters.

15th July 2021
Working with the Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace - Sarah Slater

What it is like to wander the galleries late at night on her own, in her role as a State Apartment Warder as well as tour guide. Come and have goose bumps as she relates the history, stories and sightings of ghosts over the years.

16th August 20201
Hard Bargains - Victoria Wallis

Victoria relates an intriguing story of Valerie Barwick that is both fascinating and shocking. the pursuit of love would be her undoing, and as time moved on Valerie
discovered that life was about tough decisions and hard bargains.

16th September 2021
'The White Mouse' - Paul Barwick
The awe-inspiring story of Nancy Wake - Socialite, spy and most decorated Allied heroine of WW2 who lived with the daily threat of death for nearly 5 years. A tale of strength of purpose, resolve and bravery.


The face to face meetings will resume when the pandemic restrictions are over. They are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2pm-4pm at Daventry Community Centre, Ashby Road, Daventry NN11 9QD. There is a speaker, refreshments and an opportunity to book outings, sign up for groups and meet other members.