Visit Desborough Family History Group
A recent introduction within the Heritage Centre is the Family History Group, largely concerned with helping individuals work out or add to their family trees. This runs from 1pm to 3pm on Thursdays and Saturdays 10am - 12pm for (for people who are unable to attend the Thursday meetings) £1 per session including tea/coffee and cake.
Anyone can come in and start within the Group; indeed newcomers have been welcomed each week so far.
Join the Heritage Centre at their popular coffee morning
Join Desborough Heritage Centre for coffee morning every first Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm.
Blank Handmade Cards on Sale. Inserts can be added or cards can be personalised.
The stained glass windows of the Co-operative Society's 1903 shop
With the help of the Heritage lottery fund, the stained glass windows were restored by Phil Chappel of 'Art in glass' and are now on display in the Desborough Heritage Centre.
The development of Rigid Containers
While the Heritage Centre is being re-arranged, after its reduction of its superb WWI exhibition, Men at War and Families at Home, new exhibitions are being planned!
At present recent volunteers, the granddaughters of the amazing Colonel Howard Burditt have set up a display on his founding and development of Rigid Containers from 1906 – which firm continues successfully today.
The Desborough Mirror
Splendid among one of these archaelogical finds is the famous bronze Desborough Mirror...
The Desborough Necklace
Seven centuries later, another important lady must have worn the gold Desborough Necklace...
Desborough Boot & Shoe Room
From 1868 Desborough has had 29 boot and shoe factories of which Cheaney's, founded in 1886...
Also seizing visitors' attention among the 'things' of all sizes and kinds in the Centre is a magnificent...