Sunday school banner arrives at museum!

This week, we are documenting a new and very large object that has come into the collection. We have been donated a silk banner that was originally made for and used by Chapel End Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School, Nuneaton. This banner would have been used in processions and fairs to promote and celebrate the activities of the Chapel. This banner was manufactured by Slingsby & Sons, Nuneaton, in 1926. Slingsby’s manufactured silk ribbons and regalia.

When Chapel End Chapel closed, the banner moved to Hartshill Methodist Chapel, Nuneaton, where it has been stored until now. Hartshill Methodist Chapel has recently been put up for sale and its contents have been sold or gifted elsewhere.

It would be lovely to see some images of the banner in use, if you know of or hold any images please do contact the museum at

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery continuously receives donations for the collection. Objects being donated are often from people living in Nuneaton and Bedworth and always relate to the borough in some way. We shall regularly post new acquisitions on our blog so that you can see what objects are being stored and displayed at your local museum.


About janineclarefox

My name is Janine Fox and I am Assistant Museum Officer at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. My role is to care and document the museum collection. Working within a small team means I also help install exhibitions, carry out research for enquiries and assist with larger museum projects. What inspires me? Apart from tea and chocolate, I would say travel, photography, art and anything old with a story to tell! It will come as no surprise that I love my job; I work with objects, ensuring that they are looked after, made available for the public and that their stories are recorded for perpetuity.
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