Breadth? Width? Depth?

The south side of St Martin, Barcheston. | Image © Hilary L Turner
The south side of St Martin, Barcheston.
Image © Hilary L Turner
John Hampson, by Howard Coster, 1935. He sits in a long coat, wearing a hat. | © National Portrait Gallery, London
John Hampson, by Howard Coster, 1935.
© National Portrait Gallery, London

One beauty of a county such as Warwickshire is the number of villages, hamlets and other places that lurk within it. Often unknown to many, they yield secrets that are maybe not obvious when driving past a seemingly innocuous road sign. Places such as Curdworth have a rich history, dating back over a thousand years, yet perhaps go unnoticed compared to the more ‘obvious’ historical sites such as Warwick and Kenilworth.

A challenge

Naturally, then, for Our Warwickshire to cover all these places is a particular challenge! As we divide the website up into locations within the county, some areas, naturally, have less content than others. The past month however, has seen an effort to add content to certain areas. Packwood, Lapworth, the aforementioned Curdworth, and Barcheston have all seen articles added, where previously they had none. Going by the logic that if in doubt, add a church history, this is what has happened! Dorridge, too (in Solihull borough according to modern day parlance, but most certainly in Warwickshire for many, historically) has seen an article added, although of a slightly different style, looking as it does about an author of the 1930s.

A little extra

So whilst the volume of articles may not be much in themselves (these are but five places with articles added, seven articles in all), we gain a little extra breadth on the website; our reach creeps out like the sun peeping over the horizon ever more strongly in the morning. There’s still plenty of scope for articles on the website, plenty of room for this reach to increase and, even if there are already articles on certain places, for the depth of knowledge to increase. As the website continues to grow hopefully, then, the breadth, width and depth of Our Warwickshire increases.