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For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.

Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!

I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Hotel for Trowbridge

Tailored for the business traveller ... our rooms all feature wired and wireless internet connections (broadband), large, flat screen TVs, large uncluttered desks with plenty of power points, mini fridges, laptop safes. And that's in addition to the hospitality trays, en-suite facilities, etc, that you would expect to find in any high quality hotel. Oh - and all of our rooms are double or twin to give you that extra bit of space, or to enable your partner to join you.

Beyond your room, we have real fresh coffee and tea available 24 hours a day, we have a public access internet PC (with a printer and copier), plenty of parking, 3/4 of an acre of grounds you can walk around, and we're set in a quiet location just a few minutes walk from the town centre. We don't cook food in the evening - there's plenty of choice of pubs, restaurants and takeaways within a very easy walk, And we do happily provide cutlery and crockery, and a microwave, for you to use if you want to bring food in.

All our facilities that I mention are included in your room rate, as is a superior continental breakfast, served daily from 7 a.m. or earlier on request.

This is a somewhat different set of features for a hotel, isn't it? Well House Manor is set up for the technical business traveller to the area, and we don't compromise the facilities we offer in order to tap other incompatible markets. Our prime business is actually computer training - offering specialist courses for which delegates, sent by their employer, typically travel hundreds of miles. And we've learnt over the years what these people need, what they need to avoid, and what their typical likes and dislikes are. We travel ourselves, too, giving courses a long way from home and staying in hotels - where we can learn the bad and the good and bring the good back to Wiltshire.

"Hotel for Trowbridge" I've entitled this piece. We're in Melksham, a ten minute drive from the White Horse Business park. Our facilities are unique for West Wiltshire, I believe, and we've been quite surprised as to how wide our catchment area is. If you're a regular reader of this column, please forgive my shameless marketing piece. If you've found me through a search and you're looking for a hotel to stay in when you're visiting Trowbridge, Chippenham, Melksham or Devizes ... then look no further. You've found somewhere that's on your wavelength. We look forward to welcoming you to Wiltshire.

-- Graham Ellis
(written 2007-01-12, updated 2008-12-25)

Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter for individual articles
M202 - Well House Manor - West Wiltshire
  [713] Pictures from my travels - (2006-05-07)
  [804] The Courts, Holt - (2006-07-16)
  [812] Minimal Signage - (2006-07-23)
  [814] Melksham Railway Calendar 2007 - (2006-07-25)
  [840] Computers, Brides and Cream Teas - (2006-08-20)
  [842] Dramatic Skys at Longleat - (2006-08-22)
  [880] Celebration circles - (2006-09-27)
  [929] Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire - (2006-11-17)
  [938] Bratton and Edington new town, Wiltshire - (2006-11-23)
  [1103] Dilton Marsh - (2007-03-08)
  [1154] As I came back from Tesco - (2007-04-19)
  [1252] Westbury Bypass - how it would effect Melksham - (2007-06-29)
  [1583] Businesses in West Wiltshire - networking - (2008-03-20)
  [1710] At the Westbury Bypass Enquiry - (2008-07-15)
  [1834] Seend, near Melksham, Wiltshire - (2008-10-11)
  [2131] Patterns in street names - (2009-04-17)
  [2142] Riverside Development - (2009-04-26)
  [2224] Trowbridge - a missed opportunity? Melksham - into the breach? - (2009-06-08)
  [2302] See us at the West Wilts Show - (2009-07-23)
  [2305] Hot Tap at West Wilts Show - (2009-07-26)
  [2677] Blowing out the winter cobwebs - (2010-03-14)
  [2709] Old trackways and routes near Melksham - (2010-04-05)
  [2852] Atworth Village Fete - on the Melksham Community Area Partnership stand - (2010-07-04)
  [3195] Sunny day - Clanger and Picket Woods, Shearwater, and Westbury - (2011-03-06)
  [3216] Images of a Spring Walk - (2011-03-27)
  [3493] West Wilts Rail User Group - Walk yesterday from Bradford-on-Avon to Trowbridge - (2011-10-23)
  [3498] Which West Wilts Town? A picture quiz for you - (2011-10-28)
  [3641] Swindon to Trowbridge - transport and travel options - (2012-03-06)
  [3722] Walking by the wiver - (2012-05-06)
  [4623] Rambling from Westbury - (2016-01-16)
  [4653] Coats of arms - towns and authorities in Wiltshire - (2016-02-21)

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