Rugby Record: Growing Warwickshire’s social history

Warwickshire County Council’s ‘Warwickshire Bytes’ project want a chunk of Rugby residents’ history as it aims to tell the story of Warwickshire in 100 objects.

By collecting stories and objects from the people living in Warwickshire, an online record of the county’s social history will be created, and the stories and objects collected will be kept on the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire community history website: Our Warwickshire – www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk

Residents are encouraged to come along to the Benn Partnership Centre on the 1st May at 10am to share stories and memories of living in Warwickshire with organisers assuring visitors that ‘no story is too small and no object is too silly!’

Kushal Birla, Assistant Director: Business and Customer Services, said:

“Warwickshire Bytes is an exciting project that is harnessing the power of people’s stories, memories, and objects to contribute to the county’s fascinating history. Peoples’ stories and histories are of vital importance in adding colour to the past. Objects and photos can spark memories, and everyday items such as a toy car, a favourite book, or a picture of a pond where somebody went fishing with their dad can spark a memory of what life was like then, how it has changed and what people have passed on in terms of history.

“Come along to our sessions and share your stories and objects with likeminded people. I can guarantee you have something worthwhile sharing that helps to tell the story of Warwickshire’s past, even if you think otherwise. You’ll have lots of fun too!”

Warwickshire Bytes is an innovative project launched by Heritage & Culture Warwickshire (HCW) to create a digital heritage for the county. For more information email bytes@warwickshire.gov.uk . You can find Warwickshire Bytes at www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk

More information about the museums service is available on the Warwickshire Website: http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/museum-service/