Welcome to the Christleton Blog. This is the best place to check what is happening as I tend to mention here any new items or features to the website as and when they happen and give a link to where you will find them. But I would encourage you to click around the site and explore. You are currently in the main part and you will find links to two other main sections. The Christleton War Voices which has an immense amount of information about Christleton in World War I. The other is Christleton 3 which is rich in photographs and includes two regular monthly features. Wildlife Watch and The History File. Enjoy.
The November edition of The History File by David Cummings is now online. He recalls the words of Frank Poston, a fomer resident of our village. You can read the article or have Ryan read it to you. The paragraph I particularly enjoyed was the one that starts "We older people say the weather and the climate are changing". Things don't change do they. Mind you what Frank says after that does recall another age of peace and quiet in Christleton with no traffic. In fact it is quite easy to imagine yourself walking up Village Road towards the Green and reliving what Frank describes. Give it a try!
In his new series Christleton in the Past, David Cummings has covered quite a number of features of Christleton. The boat building on the canal, shops, education, harvest festivals, fetes and rose queens. In this month of November it seems most appropriate that he is writing about Remembrance. As well as reading his article you can if you prefer listen to Ryan reading it to you.
I have for quite a long time wanted to redesign the first and oldest part of the Christleton website. What stopped me was the speed of uploading the new components to the server. I just think it would have been impossible. But in late summer this year I upgraded to fibe optic broadband, Up until this time I had been quite satisfied with the download speed but the upload speed of .8 Mbps left a lot to be desired. With fibre optic I am getting a speed more than ten times as fast at 9.21 Mbps. It has made an amazing difference to building a website. So much so that I have been able to tackle a simplified redesign.
Still some small areas to sort out but you should be able to find your way around quicker. You will find a feature that I first introduced in Christleton 4. In the top left hand corner of some pages you will see a cross within a circle. Clicking this will give you a dropdown menu with links pertinent to the page you are currently viewing.
Am I losing count or is this the Fourth Time of Asking. I am talking about the development of the University of Law site in Christleton. Time is short again. Both Christleton and Littleton Pariish Councils want your comments by 28th October, 2021 so that they can submit a response to the planning application. You should have received or about to receive a consultation document through your letterbox. In case you have not received it yet click on the button below which will take you to a new page on Christleton 4 devoted to the development.
Anything you said on the previous applications count for nothing and will not be considered in response to the new applications. There is a lot to consider so please act now.
The October editions of the three articles that David Cummings writes for the Christleton Website are now online. The History File, Wildlife Watch and Christleton in the Past. A new feature has been added this month to all three illustrated articles. You can choose to read the article or you listen to it as you perhaps look at the photographs. This is all done by the Listnr website that I have joined. The voice you hear is computer generated, but if you feel like chatting to him his name is Ryan. He has never visited Christleton and has a little difficulty with the pronunciation but it is possible for me to to do some tweaking with his text to speech.
The tradition for holding Village Fetes at Christleton seems to have evolved from the efforts of Rector Lionel Garnett to raise funds for the re building of the church in 1876/7. The church is built and over 150 years later the fete still lives on. Read more about the early village fetes in the August edition of Christleton in the Past by David Cummings