Collections News: New Donations

This week I have been cataloguing the most recent donations for the museum collection. Here is a few of them…

A ‘Nuneaton Town & Country Magazine’, dated Summer 1971 featuring Larry Grayson on the front cover. The magazine also includes articles relating to Alan Randall and Gavin Prime.

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.

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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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