Banners and paintings online

Band of Hope

Englesea Brook has the largest collection of religious banners in the country.

Banners are displayed in the Chapel on a rolling programme, and some can be seen at Mow Cop Methodist Church.  Most of the orignals are preserved in the museum store.

Images of 105 oil paintings and banners havbe been digitised, and can be seen on a screen in the Museum, and online. 

This has been made possible by a partnership project between the BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation, which aims to create a complete online catalogure of every oil painting in public collections across the country.

You can see them at www.bbc.co.uk/yourpaintings.  Here is the Englesea Brook collection.

To help identify and catalogue what can be seen in each painting, you are invited to 'tag' the paintings. This will enable future users of the website to find subjects that interest them. Your Paintings Tagger is at http://tagger.thepcf.org.uk. Why not have a go!

 


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