Category Archives: Blab

Shopping in the Borough – a story told through photographs

This week one of the small displays in the Blab (Landing Gallery) will explore the Borough’s retail history. A short film will show photographs from our collection taken of shops in Nuneaton and Bedworth. The photographs provide a fascinating glimpse … Continue reading

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A treasure in our stores

Last week in the Blab exhibition we presented the story of the train crash of 1975. On 6 June 1975 a sleeper train travelling between London Euston and Glasgow derailed on its journey here in Nuneaton. Six people were killed … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home: The story of housing in the Borough

Another two stories go head to head in the Blab exhibition this week. One of these stories explores how housing has developed in the Borough, looking in particular at the impact of the First and Second World Wars. The buildings … Continue reading

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Shall we dance? The story of the Co-op Dance Hall

One of the displays going head to head in the Blab this week tells the story of Nuneaton’s Co-op Dance Hall. Visitors to the museum can learn how to waltz and can even score each other in true ‘Strictly’ style!  They can … Continue reading

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The story of the Nuneaton Bus Disaster, 1924

Over the summer we displayed a series of local stories in the Blab exhibition and asked visitors for their feedback. Our visitors told us that one of the stories they found most moving was the story of the Nuneaton Bus Disaster, which occurred … Continue reading

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(B)lab!

This week we are putting together our new exhibition called “(B)lab” and I can safely say we haven’t done anything like this before.  The exhibition has come out of our work with Battersea Arts Centre and the Creative Museums Programme.  … Continue reading

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