Exhibition ‘celebrate’s town’s long and fascinating past’

Northamptonshire Home Guard re-enactors PNL-150721-123107001
Northamptonshire Home Guard re-enactors PNL-150721-123107001

Towcester Museum opens its third major exhibition sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund today, Saturday.

Open from noon to 4pm, the exhibition completes the Road Through History trilogy and tells the history of Towcester spanning over 5,000 years.

The most recent part focuses on the Georgian, Victorian and 20th century periods of the town’s history.

To mark the occasion, there will be activities taking place in the museum’s courtyard in White Horse Yard.

David Stocker of the Heritage Lottery Fund will open the exhibition at noon.

Museum chairman Rob Hamblin said: “This will be fantastic fun day for families and anyone with an interest in our history.

“The day will celebrate Towcester’s long and fascinating past and in particular, our town’s part in the two world wars.

“There will be re-enactors, including members of the Northamptonshire ‘Home Guard Unit’.”