Rugby’s MP Mark Pawsey is calling on local residents to take part in Warwickshire Bytes – a project telling the history of Warwickshire through the stories of those who lived here.
Mark joined Warwickshire County Councillor Kam Kaur, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation, at Rugby Library where computers are available as part of the project for people to upload documents, photos and letters to the Our Warwickshire Website. People can also upload documents to https://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/ from their home.
Using volunteer’s photos and memories, as well as official records and court documents, Warwickshire Heritage hopes to create a celebration of Warwickshire’s history in 100 stories. It is entirely digital, and those who came from Warwickshire but have since moved away are also being encouraged to share their memories.
Speaking after visiting Rugby Library, Mark said:
“Warwickshire and Rugby have a great history of culture and community, so I was delighted to join Cllr Kam Kaur at Rugby Library to support this important initiative. Ensuring that we keep these memories alive through projects such as Warwickshire Bytes will continue to build our community.”
“I was particularly pleased to see how Warwickshire Heritage are taking advantage of the opportunities which the internet provides to create this project. With the vast majority of people now using the internet on a daily basis, with easy to access computers in Rugby Library for those who do not have a personal computer, it has never been easier to share your memories with the rest of Warwickshire.”
Cllr Kam Kaur, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation at Warwickshire County Council added:
“Warwickshire Bytes is a great project which encompasses young and old volunteers to upload county records and historic documents digitally. This enables our Warwickshire residents and families looking for information about their family history to dive into these records digitally from anywhere across Warwickshire and the world.”