The village site was originally published in 1998 as a project by the Rothbury Computer Club. Designed to promote Coquetdale it was one of the first village web sites in the area. Others being Morpeth and Alnwick which were eventually superceded by the district councils. Not a popular move as the original developers had already offered their skills but were unable to compete with the newly emerging consultants.
The early days were
interesting as access to the web was by dial up telephone lines which were
expensive as well as being erratic, and free access to the computer club was
restricted to the cognoscenti who shared a single key.
"The Heritage Trail"
was based on a leaflet published by Peter Dawson and the Rothbury and District
The coordinator who is retiring at the end of December 2014 hopes that the site will continue to be a source of interest and continue to freely support the local community.
Check this site before you vote in 2015 .......................