Starting with edition 1 at the end of March 2020, the Winwick Warbler was set up initially as a weekly magazine designed to keep everyone in the village informed and entertained during the Covid crisis.
Great News. The Winwick Warbler has received a Rose of Northamptonshire Award.
The Rose Award recognises contributions made by people who live and work in Northamptonshire during the Coronavirus Pandemic, and is presented as part of the Unsung Heroes initiative launched by the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff.
We were nominated by Northamptonshire County Councillor Cecile Irving Swift who had this to say about us:
"Winwick is one of the smallest villages in my County Council division. During the Pandemic, the village has produced the most delightful, informative online magazine. It is called The Winwick Warbler and aims to keep everyone in the village informed and entertained. It is a joy to read.
The magazine has grit, humour and what I, as Winwick's proud French County Councillor, call a typically English understated approach to any crisis. Keep calm and carry on!
The Winwick Warbler is also a record of how a small, charming village has coped with the Covid-19 Pandemic. As a testimony to the resilient response of a tightly knit local community to adversity, it deserves to be entered into the historical archives of Northamptonshire for the benefit of future generations.
In summary, The Winwick Warbler is an amazing and helpful publication of historical interest and a most worthy recipient of the Rose of Northamptonshire Award".
I look forward very much to accepting the Rose Award on behalf of the village at an online Presentation Ceremony on March 31st.
In addition to Cecile's kind words, I'd once again like to thank everyone who contributed stories and pictures. And special thanks also to Trev for patiently putting it all together!
Here are links to the 12 editions of the Warbler: