The village of Bulkington, situated in the county of Warwickshire, has a long and rich history. The earliest records of the village and surrounding area can be traced back to the eleventh century. Throughout the medieval period Bulkington remained predominantly agricultural, but this changed with the introduction of the ribbon-weaving industry. The village has since changed from an agricultural and ribbon-weaving village into a commuter suburb for Nuneaton and Coventry. It is admirable that many in the village strive to retain the identity and memories of the communities of Ryton, Weston, Bramcote and Bulkington. Since 1990 a new generation has grown up with no memories of old Bulkington. It is for those readers, and for those who have moved into the village, that this book will provide particular interest. For those who remember old Bulkington this book will also provide nostalgic pleasure.
About the Author
John Burton has been an English teacher for thirty years, with a lifelong interest in local history and photography – a happy combination for a compiler of books like these. He has published five books and contributed to several others, he is currently chairman of the George Eliot Fellowship and a frequent speaker on local history and George Eliot. He is a founder member of The Bedworth Society, which now also runs Bedworth Heritage Centre. He also helps to run the Chilvers Coton.