Collections News: New Donations

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has recently accepted a small collection of photographs and reports relating to the Second World War into the collection.

The photographs were taken by Warwickshire County Police to record air raid damage caused by enemy action on the nights of 16th May 1941 and 24th June 1942 in Nuneaton town centre. These images provide a fascinating insight into the scale of devastation that was caused by the bombing. A selection of the photographs are displayed below with the location information, where known.

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery continuously receives donations for the collection. Objects being donated are often from people living in Nuneaton and Bedworth and always tell a story about 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.

Bomb damaged houses, Nuneaton, 1942. Street name unknown.

Bomb damaged houses, Nuneaton, 1942. Street name unknown.

Bomb damaged houses, Nuneaton, 1942. Street name unknown.

Bomb damaged houses, Nuneaton, 1942. Street name unknown.

Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Clifton Road / Tomkinson Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Clifton Road / Tomkinson Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Damaged houses caused by two bombs.Harefield Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Damaged houses caused by two bombs.Harefield Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Damaged caused by a bomb which fell directly onto houses, Ventor Street, Nuneaton, 1941.

Damaged caused by a bomb which fell directly onto houses, Ventor Street, Nuneaton, 1941.

Bomb crater at the rear of Kingsbridge Road, Nuneaton, 1941

Bomb crater at the rear of Kingsbridge Road, Nuneaton, 1941

Remains of Coton Church, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

Remains of Coton Church, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, 1941.

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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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3 Responses to Collections News: New Donations

  1. colin leedham says:

    i have a huge amount of information of a nuneaton pilot who was my uncle would the museum be interested in these items

    • Becky Harvey says:

      Hi Colin,
      Thank you for getting in touch, that sounds really interesting. Please will you email our Assistant Museum Officer Becky at becky.harvey@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk with details of these items and she will discuss this with you.

      • colin leedham says:

        hi i only got this email yesterday dont know why, i thought you were not interested when i did not get a response i sold the medals & logbook i still have some interesting things you may be interested in if you get in touch at gicol37@gmail.com or phone 02477672815 thanks colin leedham

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