Daventry & District



Monthly face to face meetings have restarted. We ask you, if possible, to wear a mask until you are in the hall and seated. No raffle will be operating at this meeting. For details of our monthly meetings, see below.



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.

21st April 2022 - Steve Dimmer - - Walt Disney:The struggles of a Legend

In his life, Disney was constantly battling to attain his visions. Steve explores the life of the man who bought us Mickey Mouse, Snow white and theme parks, and the trials he overcame to realise his ambitions.

19th May 2022 - Derek Harris - Up the Cut

An amusing and informed history of the Canals of England and Wales. Up the Cut is a whistle stop tour, starting at the canal age with James Brindly and the Bridgewater Canal, through the growth of commercial carrying to its decline and neglect. Added to this, are a number of songs with audience participation in places!


Hooray for 2022. We can now get out and about!

Friday, 25th March The Wellspring' £22 Fully booked!
7.30pm Royal Theatre, Northampton
A play based on Northamptonshire life by and featuring local, renowned musician, David Owen Norris.

Our first visit will be to
Nuffield Place (NT) and the Aston Martin Museum on 28th April. We will leave Daventry Community Centre at 9.30 and return at 4.30 approx. A lunch stop between the two visits will be in Wallingford, a Thames side town with plenty of places to eat or a stroll and picnic by the Thames.
The cost of the outing will be £19 for the coach and admission to the Aston Martin Museum. Entry to Nuffield Place is free to NT members but there will be an additional charge of £11 for non members. Please note the NT will not let me make an advanced booking until exactly two weeks before our visit. To ensure I can do this I request that I receive your booking form and payment no later than. Friday 8th April

Thursday, 12th May
The Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa 'Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf' 7.30pm

A light-hearted play at this small theatre beside the Pump Rooms. A chance to see the wonderful floral display in the nearby Jephson Gardens before the performance.

Friday,17th June Middleton Hall & Gardens, Tamworth

Experience living history telling the story of 1000 years in the life of this magnificent manor house and enjoy the summer flowering in the extensive gardens. The cost for this visit will be approximately £20.00
There is an additional charge if you wish to have a guided tour of either the house or garden. Another extra for bird watchers could be a visit to the RSPB site of Middleton Lakes

Thursday, 13th July

Great Central and Abbey pumping Station The cost will be £32 which includes an all day runabout on a mix of steam and diesel trains.

A full-day trip to Loughborough featuring: Great Central Railway
You can spend all day on the train if you wish or design your travel in order to visit
The Abbey Pumping Station – a fascinating story of the history of industry in Leicestershire
Or visit the pretty villages of Quorn or Rothley.
Or If you prefer, explore Loughborough itself, with a very attractive park and the interesting Charnwood Museum.

Friday, 16th September Aston Hall, Birmingham
A magnificent Grade 1 listed Jacobean mansion owned by Birmingham City Council, in a picturesque park. Splendidly restored and lavishly furnished interior. 50% discount NT members.

November (date tba) Ben & Soph's Jazz evening

Thurs 1st December 2pm Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

Birmingham Hippodrome

All costs and transport arrangements to be advised but please let us know if these proposals spark your interest.

Jill Scott, Theatre trips Jenny Edwards, Outings