Here I would like to promote a number of links that will give you more information on Hethersett and some of my activities and the web sites that I either own or manage (usually both):
Hethersett Village Web Site
This is the web site that I put together for the village of Hethersett. It contains a history of the village, contact details for the various groups and organisations and up to date news items. This site is updated daily with new news and features - many of which also appear in the local Media. The site is currently being redeveloped for a re-launch.
Towards the end of 2016 I decided to bring a dream of mine to reality in producing a monthly e-magazine about the village of Hethersett. It was something I had been thinking of doing for sometime but I wanted to be sure I could sustain it once it was launched. The first edition in November 2016 ran to 12 pages. Today the publication is regularly over 80 pages and includes news, comment and features.
Steward Family of Hethersett
This is my family site where you will find details of my wife Anne and my two sons - Matt and Chris. It's a rather rambling site with lots of music reviews and family history. I am currently migrating personal material from that site onto this one. But if you feel the need to read some more of my awful poetry and writing this is the place to go!
Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association
Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association began life in February 2011 as an attempt to bring together clubs and people interested in sport, fitness, health, well being and the environment. Over the past two years it has gone from strength to strength, supporting success in the Norfolk Village Games, setting up new sports clubs and obtaining a grant of over £3,800 from South Norfolk Council. This site includes agendas, minutes and news.
Hethersett - A Village at War
This web site was set-up to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War. Initially it was designed to cover the years of that war and was supported by Hethersett Parish Council. I then decided to extend it to cover the Second World War and the years between 1910 and 1950. It includes a number of exclusive documents and letters, never before published. It also gives biographies of all those from the village who gave their lives in the service of their country.
Non Hethersett Sites
Freda Laycock Memorial Site
Freda Laycock in the mother of a friend. She served as a nursing sister in Sierra Leone and also was one of the first medical staff to liberate a German concentration camp at Sanbostel. I have set-up the site in a scrapbook style to cover the various phases of Freda's life and to act as a memorial to her work.
Alan Mann's Site
Friend and local author Alan Mann writes books on rock n roll. His subjects in the past have included Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and his latest book is a biography of Tony Sheridan which I had the pleasure of editing. Sheridan was the vocalist on the Beatles' early single My Bonnie which caused quite a stir in their home town of Liverpool. Sheridan came from Norwich and was a life-long friend of Alan's
Sites Still in Development
The following sites have been set-up but not yet developed. I will add links once they are of a reasonable standard.
Hethersett 2 -- A look at organisations in the village with their latest news
Sport in Hethersett -- A closer look at sport in Hethersett
Hethersett Writers group
Heart of Hethersett Bereavement group