This year, I once again invited local photographic and camera clubs to submit photographs for me to consider for the Christmas Card I have sent to local businesses, schools, community groups and individuals.

I was delighted that the Aldridge Photographic Society accepted this invitation, and took up the challenge! Selecting a favourite was never going to be an easy task, as I am sure you can appreciate, however after much deliberation the winning entry this year was from Tom Swallow.

Tom’s winning design beautifully depicted the Aldridge War Memorial and in a year when there has been a need for more hope I think it represents the hope that there are better days to come in 2021. – Thank you to everyone who entered.