Log on for Yuletide

A tinselled cat
Image courtesy of James Davis

It’s that time of year again!

And what a year it’s been. Last Christmas, in the runup to the event itself, we looked at what Christmas was like in Leamington in 1873, what happened if you stole some Christmas holly and… what happened in Potterton’s boilers’ history. OK, so not everything has to be festive!

A busy year

It’s been another busy year, with, from a Heritage & Culture Warwickshire perspective, Warwickshire Bytes taking centre stage. We’ve got plenty of articles, plenty of catalogue entries for objects and there’s more to come in the New Year… but it’s probably best to tell you about that in the New Year itself. There’s some exciting things, that’s for sure.

But, and it’s important to add, that whatever the successes of HCW projects (and there have been plenty) the major contributor to this site is you. Yes that’s right, you! We’ve had loads of contributions in terms of not just articles, but photos, images added to the Historic Record, and more besides. We’ve had entries for the 100 objects (again, more later!) part of Warwickshire Bytes from you by the dozen, with more to come I’m sure.

And of these articles, I have to say my favourite, from a personal point of view, is Caroline Sampson’s trilogy that recalls Coventry City’s epic 1987 FA Cup win. I make no apologies for that being my personal choice either! PUSB and all that!

2020 vision

So we’re going to take a well-earned break during Christmas, but please please please don’t let that stop you from submitting articles, photos, comments… if we don’t get to them instantly it doesn’t mean that, when refreshed by turkey, pudding, and mulled wine galore, we won’t beaver on down to making sure your words (and images) of wisdom see the light of day! The more we grow this website, the better it becomes.

Your support is key, so I’ll sign off with a big thanks for all your hard work. Roll on 2020, and further progress!