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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
The skull above the door in Melksham Town Hall
Fishermen using a net in a deep pool in the Avon in May 1838 had a big surprise when the net pulled up a very heavy object. It turned out to be the horns and part of the skull of an ox, about a third larger than anything they had ever seen before.
It turned out to be part of a fossil skull from the Paleolithic era, of a species long since extinct. The horns were in especially good condition - indeed better than those on specimens at the British Museum.
The skull and horn are now mounted in the main room / council chamber in Melksham Town Hall - pride of place, above the door.
• Information from Wiltshire Miscellany by J A Leete - published 1976 by Colin Venton Ltd., Uffington Press, Melksham. ISBN 0 85475 127 0
• The plaque below the skull reads: "This specimen on Bos Primigenius was found in the bed of the river, at Melksham, in the year 1838, and was purchased by subscription from the executors of J L Phillips Esqre and places in this room for safety by permission of the Melksham Market Company, AD 1856"
Truely, we have some interesting history here in Melksham ... perhaps we could / should co-ordinate some of that a little more, present a history that we're proud of, and invite people from far and near to enjoy our town by road, by rail, and by canal. (written 2011-11-06)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesZ600 - History 
10 Years of experience - (2004-08-30) 
The Romans got it right - (2004-10-28) 
The Interview and The Lift - (2009-02-12) 
A Melksham Timeline - Domesday to present day - (2011-10-17) 
Press Release - Museum to explore the story of Melksham - (2012-05-11) 
Now Open - A Museum for Melksham. Come in and see us. - (2012-05-13) 
Pictures of Melksham Heritage Discovery Fair - (2014-07-11) 
The oldest part of Los Angeles - (2016-11-23) 
San Juan Capistrano - (2016-11-23) 
A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27)G210 - Well House Consultants - History 
An update for old friends - (2004-09-03) 
Well House Consultants - review of 2004 - (2004-12-31) 
10 years and counting - (2005-02-23) 
Well House Consultants - a potted history - (2010-09-23) 
2999 - looking back - (2010-10-15) 
Looking back at www.wellho.net - (2011-01-28) 
Historic documents for Wiltshire - (2012-02-16) 
Historic Drawings from near Melksham - (2012-02-28)
Some other Articles
Microblogging - what I should have tweeted in the last 48 hoursOlympic Torch - dates and places in Wiltshire in 2012A colleague and friend who changed my lifeMelksham has a heart - have your picture taken and support the defibrillator appealThe skull above the door in Melksham Town HallOperator Overloading, Exceptions, Pointers, References and Templates in C++ - new examples from our coursesDestructor methods in C++ - a primerMelksham Forward - meeting summary and picturesCold call contacts - preference services and turning off spam sales approachesWell House Manor - Winter Warmers - Open 7 days a week, 11 to 5 ++
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