About

Last updated on December 13th, 2017 at 12:31 am

About this site…

The domain for what became the Walsham le Willows village web site was originally registered in 2000 by one David Hill with the idea of setting up a website for the village but for some reason this didn’t happen immediately.   In 2005 Ken Stockton, decided to get things started.  He very generously volunteered his own time and resources to get the site off the ground, enlisting the help of Ben Dougall, another village resident, to help with build, design and making it live in 2006.

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Ken Stockton

This was a lot of work and a considerable achievement considering that in 2006 Ken was already 76 and was a self confessed ‘computer illiterate’, teaching himself, with Ben’s assistance, what he needed to know.

As the website grew Ken gathered an enviable amount of content and embarked on years of painstaking maintenance and updating work to keep the site current.

Ken performed his duties as web-master until April 2017 and for some time had wanted to ‘hang up his web-master hat’.  In mid-2016, Kevin Boardley, a relative newcomer to the village, offered to take on the web-master role.

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Kevin Boardley

Given that the site had not had a refresh since inception, Ken was keen that someone else take on the role of revising the site and possibly relaunching it.  The site was duly relaunched in April 2017 on a WordPress platform starting with some  core pages until by the end of 2017 most of the content had been transferred, presented in a restructured layout, revised and edited and then updated with the help of the various contributors.  All the content gathered by Ken over the years, including the voluminous, and famous, Walsham History Group pages, gave the new web-master a solid base on which to build and the site continues to be maintained and developed on a voluntary basis.

This website is supported by Walsham le Willows Community and Parish Councils and also the Walsham Open Gardens Committee.  Walsham Open Gardens content will now be hosted here rather than on a dedicated website.

18th November 2017


A note for contributors…

tag cloud of words displayed on a tablet screenContributions, text and image content, are most welcome for inclusion on the website because these are what keep the site dynamic and alive.

The web-master reserves the right to edit submitted content to fit with already published information, whether for an existing or new page.  Content for the front page posts needs to have a ‘news’ type presentation.  Any content will generally be edited into the third person apart from where a quotation is clearly appropriate, and also for brevity and to ensure links (URLs) can be inserted without repetition in the text. The opportunity to work with contributors to agree on a final presentation is appreciated.