You might have noticed a little inactivity on here over the past few weeks. It’s because I’ve been collating my local history material and putting it back online as an educational resource for those that might be interested. I’d previously removed it all as a kind of protest against Facebook which swallows up much traffic nowadays. Small, local websites have suffered as a result of Facebook. People just don’t seem to move outside of the Zuckerberg behemoth. It’s kinda sad really.
Hopefully youngsters of today (and perhaps a few adults) will get as much enjoyment learning about the town of Whitehaven, in West Cumbria, as I did when I was a mischievous thirteen-year-old. It’s all there online for anyone curious enough to go looking.
For the new site, I opted to use Blogger instead of WordPress for simplicity reasons. Plus, it has allowed me to add vital scripts to integrate a pop-up shopping cart – something that is difficult to do on here due to WordPress constraints with my package.
The site showcases historical information alongside imagery of Whitehaven. It has been a real pleasure delving back into the history of my home town.
There is still a lot more to do, such as design tweaks and adding more content, but it’s now ready for a public release. Please do give the site a visit: