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Home Words for Christmas
Now that Christmas is just around the corner we wanted to select something seasonal to highlight from the Warwickshire County Record Office, and we think this December 1892 edition of ...
A Christmas Card With a King's Newnham and Church Lawford Link, 1868
As the festive feeling rolls around again this year, we thought it fitting to offer you something full of seasonal goodwill. It is one of the oldest Christmas cards that we ...
Warwickshire Christmas Memories and Objects
At Christmas time families often have their own traditions and stories for the holiday period, unique to their own personal histories and communities. In many cases, these stories are represented ...
Childhood in Hampton on the Hill: High and Low Points at the School
What else do I remember of the village school? There were high points and low points. A low point for me, as for Sue Shirley, was undoubtedly school dinners. These ...
The Heritage Cooking Challenge: Mince 'Pyes'
It isn’t Christmas without a mince pie and once upon a time it wouldn’t have been a mince pie without the addition of actual minced meat. When the Warwickshire County ...
The King’s Christmas Message of 1934
Maybe this Christmas afternoon you’ll be sitting at home in Honington, or relaxing with relatives in Ryton and, as is often the tradition, you’ll pop on the Queen’s speech and ...
Party Like it’s 1899. Christmas Time in Warwickshire
As we look forward to Christmas celebrations this year, it’s maybe worth looking back on previous years’ celebrations. For no other reason than it allows me to make a bad ...
A Communal Christmas Tree in Stretton on Dunsmore
Christmas tree in mid-January Over a hundred years ago Christmas trees were a rarity in private homes, but sometimes a communal one was provided; families could be charged to view it (though ...
Panto in Leamington: Robin Hood
Even in 1885 the subjects of pantomimes were similar to today. The Theatre Royal, Leamington, saw a version of Robin Hood performed. Some of the characters are familiar; we have ...
Christmas in the Crimea: George Waller
My dear Father I received your letter of the 21st November. I hope that you all spent a happy Christmas. I have no doubt you did, I suppose that you had ...
Christmas Chickens and Probation
William Glassbrook and three other men stole six live tame fowls at Aston in December 1884 (presumably for the Christmas market). They all had previous convictions and each received eight ...
Christmas Day in Rugby Workhouse During World War One
Rugby workhouse routine was considerably relaxed on Christmas Day. Dinner included ½ lb of meat per person with mashed potatoes and gravy followed by plum pudding, with beer, lemonade and coffee to drink.
Christmas Presents, and Visiting the Big City
At first glance, these may not look like much – just a couple of toy cars in, well, not bad condition, but not perfect. It’s funny how the small things ...
Christmas in Leamington, 1873 Style
So it’s Christmas time, the shops are busy, it’s all about buying stuff, right? What’s happened to the true meaning of Christmas, I hear you cry! Well, the December 27th edition ...
Panto in Warwickshire: Puss in Boots
The review and performance may have been written 160 years ago, many of the stylistic presentations of the story may have altered but, ultimately, what actually changes in 160 years?
A Christmas Theft of Warwickshire Holly
There is a variety of crimes detailed in the Warwickshire County Record Office Quarter Session records. Quarter Session documents can provide a rich source of information. For example, the judicial ...
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