This week I have been cataloguing the most recent donations for the museum collection. Here is a few of them…
A roller blind, made around 1954, from black-out material. The blind was used at ‘Boffins’ cafe, Nuneaton, which used to be located under the clock tower in Boffins Arcade. ‘Boffins’ became well-known for its pork and stuffing batches. During World War II, the cafe provided many hot meals for those on duty in the town, such as the ARP and Fire Service.
A clock depicting, what we believe to be, the Nuneaton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, located on the Abbey Street end of Stratford Street. The chapel is no longer in situ. The clock was manufactured by the British United Clock Company, Birmingham, between 1885 and 1909.
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.