Welcome to the Rothbury web site - now "under new management".
A new site design is in the works (but retaining most of the existing content), and in the meantime I'll be making a few tweaks and additions here and there as time allows - this includes removing or correcting broken links, and deleting or updating out-of-date information.
I don't yet know when the new site will be completed, but it's a major job. I'm hoping it'll be finished mid-to-late 2015.
The first addition is a collection of 44 black-and-white and 2 colour lantern slides taken up the Coquet valley around the 1920s and is, I hope, the start of a "virtual heritage museum" for Rothbury and the valley in which it nestles.
The site was started about 15 years ago, in the days of dial-up internet, and thanks must go to those involved with the site, in particular to the "Rothbury Coordinator", Michael Hodgson, and to Michael Dean of Collie Dog Computers.
It will continue to be run on behalf of all of those who live and work in this beautiful area, with free access for local businesses and groups (although, for the time being, there'll be only limited opportunities for adding anything to the site).
Also, please note that the site administrator email address has changed. It is now email@example.com
Mike Todd, Rothbury
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 Others being Morpeth and Alnwick which were eventually superseded by the district councils.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
It is believed that all items are in the public domain, including the booklets and videos, but in the event of a disagreement an e-mail to the coordinator will speedily resolve any issue.
The coordinator retired at the end of December 2014. As mentioned above, the site is now under new management. and it is hoped that the site will continue to be a source of interest and continue to freely support the local community.
the site administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org