Documentation of Haworth Art Gallery Permanent Collections
Documentation of Haworth Art Gallery permanent collections has been going on for well over 5 years. Three of the Friends of Haworth Art Gallery have been involved in this along with, from time to time, other volunteers, gallery staff and university students on placement.
Currently ( March 2023), Jean and Harry Emmett and Sandy Spence are busy working on the coin/medal and commemoratives collection. There have been many weird and wonderful items to be seen, including “cowrie” money, Chinese knife money and beautiful commemorative coins, including ones made especially for Accrington’s celebration of the Coronation of Edward Vll and Queen Alexandra. Also found were medals that had been presented to babies at an Accrington Mother and Baby day in 1929. This was held in Oak Hill Park and 700 mothers and their babies attended. An interesting insight into life in Accrington then.