This is a wall plaque showing Shepperton Church. Shepperton is one of the settings in George Eliot’s first published fictional work, ‘Scenes of a Clerical Life’. Shepperton became recognised as being Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton and Shepperton Church as being Chilvers Coton Church. The plaque is 20th Century and marked ‘Made in Austria 3295’. Many of these would have been made as souvenirs.
The souvenir plaque has just been put on display in a changing case that alternates objects every two months. You can find this case in the George Eliot Gallery. This changing case is a great opportunity for the museum to show more objects from the George Eliot collection. The plaque will be on display until the beginning of December, we hope you can come and visit the museum soon to see it as well as other objects relating to the local author.