April 21st, 2002

When I lived in the UK in the early 80’s, I had the pleasure of living in a small village near Maidstone, Kent, called Platt’s Heath. Quite a different way of life, each village has a real identity. Various members of my wife’s family live in small villages and hamlets in the northeast of England, so I’ve had occasion to sample the village life there as well. Up until recently, I was a fully paid member of the Seghill Workingmen’s Club in Seghill, Northumberland, near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Simon Warrick has built a really neat website at villages.co.uk where villages can register their websites and become part of a larger village life community.

What a great place to go to take a virtual trip through the countryside and plan what would surely be a memorable holiday.

I became aware of the site because Simon uses my JSRS library to fill dropdown lists from the server without refreshing the page.

One comment to “Villages”

  1. Hello Brent et al, Thanks for posting the message. Yep – the community is starting to build with at least 5 or 6 villages adding themselves every week. We’ve now several hundred linked in and there some more exciting stuff to come for all who appreciate village life. Shortly adding a bunch of information about where village names originate – Roman, Saxon etc with early meanings etc. Simon