Talk:Daventry

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Is the mention in the McDonalds ad really as good as it gets in Daventry? Please tell me something more noteworthy has happened there...? -- Francs2000 | Talk 01:56, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

The first experiment with Radar was carried out there, and the BBC World Service used to be broadcast from there, how about that?. Daventry's a pleasant enough town but "Daventry" and "exciting" are unfortunately not two words that are often found together in a sentence. G-Man 22:37, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
Just returned from there. The Country Park IS quite nice, but I second you on the "exciting" part. Found a nice pub though so I saved some money on the expensive hotel food... --Pmkpmk 21:40, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

its not the worst place in the world to live, i must admit and most of the people are pretty freindly 86.140.74.46 22:11, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Saw something on BBC News today (26/09/2007) on a new kind of driver-less taxi being trialed at Daventry. Someone want to include it in the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.132.133.254 (talk) 14:09, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

It should be noted that the Moot Hall, which was the town's museum, was converted into an Indian restaurant called The Moot Hall Indian in 2006. The place seems to do better trade than its main rival, Papadoms. But this maybe on account of the latter being situated directly above a funeral directors.

Alex, former Daventry resident of 16 years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.124.225.66 (talk) 15:10, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

"In 2006 the Outdoor pool, funded by residents of Daventry after children drowned in the local resevoir, was closed due to lack of cash for upkeep. In 2007 Daventry began plans to modernise the town ... to increase shops and tourism with non-existant historical features. These ideas have caused much controversy with the majority of residents strongly opposing the plans, claiming it is a waste of money and contradicts the reasoning of the outdoor pool's existance and closure. Nevertheless, the plans continue to go ahead regardless of what the public thinks." Sounds like a disgruntled local resident. I got rid of the "non-existant historical features" and "regardless of what the public thinks" and changed "podcar" to personal rapid transit which is the real name of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.209.161.12 (talk) 00:18, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

The swimming pool section is still tendentious and I have made the tone neutral. Afterbrunel (talk) 17:06, 15 November 2010 (UTC)


Daventry in the English Civil War[edit]

Added a bit more detail about Daventry's role in the ECW and what happened afterwards (it directs leads to the Battle of Naseby) - including the well-known legend about Charles I being visited by a ghost at the Wheatsheaf Inn Praise God Barebones (talk) 15:18, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Pronounciation[edit]

In Eric Partridge's wonderful book Usage and Abusage. A Guide to Good English, he notes the old pronounciations of various places in England. One of these is Daventry - and he states that it was once common (especially locally) to pronounce it as dane-tree. Perhaps this is worth noting in the main article?! Hair Commodore (talk) 14:56, 23 December 2008 (UTC)