This final issue of Vidimus of 2019 opens with a Christmas treat in Roger Rosewell’s extended feature on one of the stained glass world’s research pioneers, Bernard Rackham. Highlights from Rackham’s stained glass writings can be found and accessed in From the Archives. In News, we look ahead to lectures and events scheduled for 2020 at the Stained Glass Museum, and by the British Society of Master Glass Painters. There is good news to report in the form of an important acquisition by the University of York of a notebook belonging to the celebrated stained glass artist, William Peckitt; two major stained glass-related restoration programmes are also under way at Long Melford and Bardwell churches.There is sad news too, however, in the recent passing of the eminent and much-admired medieval art and architectural historian, Prof. Paul Crossley.

Vidimus wishes all of its readers a peaceful holiday season, and a very happy New Year.

Heather Gilderdale-Scott, Editor, December 2019

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