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Neville Bester

I have an interest in writing websites, and also in the town of Bollington, where I happily live with my wife Linda. I also host the Bollington Outdoors web site. I have written and published a walking guide book, for the Poacher’s Inn. The book presents 18 circular walking routes, leaving from and returning to the pub. The book is available for purchase from the Poacher’s Inn.

My wife Linda (née Stewart) was born and brought up in Bollington. She is descended from the Stewart family of Bollington (Joseph Stewart was her great-grandfather), and has a keen interest in her family’s history. In fact we both have an interest in the history and heritage of Bollington, although I am still defined as an ‘incomer’!

I volunteered to take on the task of moving Tim Boddington’s original Happy Valley website to this more modern format in 2017, for two reasons: one because I have always had an interest in the development of websites (and the computer languages used to do so), and two because I knew I would learn a lot about Bollington on the way.

And in moving the website, Linda and I have updated some of the information along the way. In fact we have added several pages concerned with the history of her forebears (the Stewarts) and where they used to live (Rock Cottage). I am very grateful to Linda for her involvement. Linda has also acted as ‘quality controller’, having checked all of the ‘internal links’ in the website.

Neville Bester November 2017