Category Archives: Local history

Hands on History Labour of the Land

Continuing our series of Digital Hands on History posts, we’ve decided to take a step back and give you the full Labour of the Land experience you will have missed out on in March. It seems especially fitting, now, given … Continue reading

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Silas Marner: Chapters Nine and Ten by Natalie Marlow

Dolly Winthrop and the Coventry Godcake   In a previous post, Ruth Livesey talked about Raymond Williams’s wonderful book The Country and the City and his work on the ‘knowable communities’ of the country novel. For Williams, in novels such as Silas Marner and Adam … Continue reading

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Hands on History: Blitzed

This month, in support of our digital Blitzed exhibition and inspired by the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we’re hoping you appreciate a closer look at more of our Second World War collection. These objects, in particular, have been chosen … Continue reading

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Paper Lace: Compliments of the Season

December’s forthcoming Hands on History session assembles a collection of different examples of lacework. Several of the objects to be shared in the session were given to the museum by Clare Melly, who was born in 1891. Clare is the … Continue reading

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Remembering Nuneaton Factories

“It was just our life, there were so many factories”, are the words one visitor used as she began to tell me her memories of Nuneaton factories at our recent Hands on History event on the subject. In preparation for … Continue reading

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Black Forest Organ Clock

The Black Forest Organ Clock is located in our Picture Gallery at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. It is a lovely mid nineteenth century clock which originally came from Bavaria, a southeastern state in Germany. It was bought and renovated by local … Continue reading

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New Community Showcase display

At the museum, we regularly work with different groups to create changing displays using museum objects. These are presented in our Community Showcase in the Local History Gallery. Yesterday, I was working with three members of our invaluable volunteer team. … Continue reading

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Nuneaton Brass Band

A lovely lady came into the Museum this week to donate this photograph into our collections. The image shows members of Nuneaton Brass Band outside Nuneaton Town Hall. The lady’s husband played with the band for many years, as did various … Continue reading

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Ring Out the Bells

Last Saturday, our Hands on History session on the theme of bells, brought together an eclectic mix of objects from the collections. In this post, I will share a selection of bells that caught our visitors’ attention.     Nuneaton’s last … Continue reading

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As 2018 draws to a close…

2018 has been a busy year, with numerous events marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Many people were not able to be with their families during the Christmases of the First World War. … Continue reading

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