Current Site Adapted, Maintained & Hosted by DTKM from the Original “Methwold On The Net” site by Colin Marsland
Through the pages on this site we hope to provide information for locals and visitors alike whilst serving as a base to build greater community links and networking
We hope you enjoy browsing the site and that you will return time and time again as it evolves
Please feel free to contact us should you require any further information, have any comments regarding the present site or improvements you can suggest and would like to see
The Methwold Web-
Web Design & Hosting
Web Design & Hosting
How Methwold.net itself came to be...
Based within the parish and run for, by and on behalf of Methwold residents METHWOLD.net has been designed and built by David Thomas. As a local resident David felt there was a definite need for the Parish to have a continued web presence after he learnt the original parish site created by Colin Marsland was in danger of being lost. After chatting with Colin, in time he felt the foundation Colin had laid down could be built upon to encompass “All things Methwold”. The thinking being that the site could grow as a useful source of information for local based web users, a means for local organisations to publicize themselves whilst continuing to provide the window into the local community for world-
After a discussion with Colin and others, David went on to create the new site format and look. He was also able to register the new name of METHWOLD.net. With the assistance, advice and encouragement of Mo Truss and Jim Marriage who came on board as site administrators, he developed a much larger layout and agreed a site policy and remit. Once published and operational, for a couple of months both sites were running alongside one another. Then, on August 2nd 2011 again with Colin’s assistance, the original Methwold site was taken off-
As time goes on the old web address and link will disappear, but we are delighted to say that the new one has taken off on it’s own and is climbing in the Google listings by the day, having had thousands of hits since its initial launch in June 2011.
METHWOLD.net So what’s it all about?
The thinking behind METHWOLD.net is that through the creation of an interactive community based site we can firstly give online residents a hub of easily accessed local information. Secondly, apart from the continued window into the community we can provide residents, local organisations and parish businesses with the opportunity to have a web presence and thus promote and feature their events, services and facilities to the web community. All this at very low cost.
We are an in independent group but are very grateful to the Methwold Community Action Group for sponsoring and covering our first year and set-
Since taking over the site we are delighted with the response from residents and visitors alike and are pleased to report that we are receiving hits and comments from locals and browsers from all over the world.
Constantly being tweaked and added to, the site will continue to grow and evolve with more pages and ideas being added all the time. So the future looks very promising. As the team encourage all on-
So, please enjoy the site, look around, check the calendar, view the downloads and read the news, get involved, sign our guest book, leave comments, but most importantly, come back soon!
Designer, Webmaster & Administrator
Email: The Webmaster
You can contact METHWOLD.net:
Postal Address: Methwold.net C/o 40 Hythe Road Methwold, Thetford, Norfolk IP26 4PS
The History and in tribute..
Methwold’s original website was built and set up by local resident Colin Marsland with the assistance of his brother. Over the years with Colin’s dedication and maintenance the site gathered many links and became a recognized Internet window into Methwold. In its history the site received over 19,000 hits from residents and web browsers the world over. Unfortunately, back in the Spring of 2011 due to health problems Colin felt that he was unable to continue maintaining the original site and that it would have to close. On hearing about this David Thomas another parish resident felt this could not be allowed to happen. After discussing things with Colin, who gave his enthusiastic help, a new site was planned and METHWOLD.net came into being in June.
Colin got to see the new site up and running, but very sadly after only a few months he lost his battle with health problems in early October 2011. Colin’s family, close friends and the parish lost one of its kindest, quietest, mild mannered and most loyal residents. A true Methwold man, Colin was involved in many things within his beloved local community and he will be sorely missed by all. Methwold.net and the residents of Methwold owe Colin a debt for all he did in the parish and we would like to think that as this new site continues to grow it will stand as a long and fitting tribute to him.
SITE FEES (2011)
(Parish Organisations etc)
Local Based & within Methwold Parish
Depending on sub-
WORLD WIDE WEB