Winter at Ampleforth, 1939/40
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
Term has finished, with all the Christmas events the end of term brings, this year’s ‘Bootham’ magazine has just been posted, and the school is quiet. From my office I can hear the Minster clock chime. So it seems appropriate to end this Christmas series with a drawing of ‘The Christmas Bells’ from the ‘Extra Christmas Number’ of The Observer from 1873.
The editor finishes his introduction to the issue by “wishing Contributors, Artists, Poets and Readers
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
20 Bootham, December 11th 1873”
140 years later, I would like to send the same wishes to everyone reading this.