Collections News: New Donations

This week I have been cataloguing the most recent donations for the Museum collection.

Political Christmas Card, 1924 Political Christmas Card, 1924A political canvassing Christmas card, dated December 1924. The card commemorates the ‘Great Battle for Labour in Nuneaton’.

The Labour Party was founded in 1900 and 1924 saw the year of the first Labour Government. Frank Smith, who features in this card, was a politician who stood for Nuneaton in 1924. He later went on to win Nuneaton at the 1929 General Election and was MP for Nuneaton between the years 1929 and 1931.

1950s dressA sleeveless dress, about 1959. The dress belonged to the donor’s mother who moved to Nuneaton, from Italy, to live with her new husband. He worked at Haunchwood Brick & Tile Company. This was the dress made especially for the journey to England.

Photograph of St Nicholas Parish Church, Nuneaton, early 20th CenturyA framed photograph of the interior of Nuneaton Parish Church, early 20th Century. St Nicholas Parish Church, Nuneaton is located in the town centre. There has been a church on this site since 1130. Before being donated to the museum, this photograph was on display for many years in a local family’s home.

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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