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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
International Melksham - industry, and beautiful countryside
International business in Melksham? Yes indeed; I was musing this morning as to our visitors this week from Singapore, the USA, Estonia, Finland, Germany and Essex, Herefordshire and Swindon. And the map shows the identifiable locations of people on our web site over a 15 minute period - a snapshot taken about an hour ago. I'm invited to a business breakfast on 28th June and - guess what - the boot is on the other foot and I'll be in Dublin that morning, exporting Melksham's skills and services to Ireland.
This town thrives on trade and commerce - and on technical industries too. We have three "Queen's award to Industry" companies on the Bowerhill Industrial area, and a whole raft of smaller operations scattered through the town. It's a great, friendly place to live and work and with one exception all the visitors listed above are in Melksham for business rather than pleasure. Mind you, some of that's because at Well House Manor
we're a Business Hotel, and our main training business - Well House Consultants
- is business to business, specialising in niche subjects for which people have to gather from a long distance to make up enough people to teach. Which is why we're the hotel in the second place.
Don't let me put you off visiting Melksham as a tourist. The town was the largest urban area for many, many miles some 200 years ago, and many of the historic buildings remain. The blue plaque trail highlights some (but not all) of the key sites, and there's lovely countryside around and a wide variety of shops - a bit of an "antiques corner" at one end, and all sorts of specialists.
And the surrounding countryside is gorgeous! The picture here - at 06:30 this morning - was taken in the field behind "The Spa" - at the top of Spa Road, where the hotel's located. You can walk for miles across simple countryside - we have maps to hand - or take in the river and its bridges, the historic town, or the Kennet and Avon Canal if you wish - or be more adventurous and drive out or take the bus to Lacock, to Devizes, to the Marlborough Downs which we can see in the distance. (written 2013-06-15)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM107 - Well House Manor Newsreel 
A New Advert for Well House Manor - (2009-03-11) 
A Winter Weekend Special at Well House Manor - (2009-09-26) 
Customer Review - Hotel Room, Melksham - (2010-10-03) 
Well House Manor - the next six years - (2010-10-24) 
Where do businessmen stay in Melksham? - (2011-08-25) 
Well House Manor - Winter Warmers - Open 7 days a week, 11 to 5 ++ - (2011-11-01) 
Melksham, Luxury Hotel Rooms, Christmas. - (2011-12-02) 
Emergency First Aid Provision at Well House Manor - part of the service - (2012-01-19) 
Keeping our hotel looking like new, by using our gained experience - (2012-03-09) 
Well House Manor at Dawn ... and later in the day - (2012-07-28) 
Melksham Community Apple Pressing Day - (2012-08-05) 
Pimms and Croquet in Edwardian Melksham - 8th September 2012 - Food Festival Event - (2012-08-05) 
Geekmas 2012 - celebrating open source languages such as Perl, PHP and Python - (2012-08-11) 
The apple crop of 2012 - (2012-09-15) 
Apple Pressing Day 2012 - (2012-10-07) 
National TV - Melksham - 9th January 2013, Pre-alert. - (2012-12-27) 
Well House Manor, Melksham - on national TV next week - (2012-12-30) 
Hotel bedroom - even larger TV! - (2013-01-04) 
POETS day at Well House Manor - (2013-05-24) 
Reaching a hotel standard where 99% of guests would return - and maintaining that standard - (2013-10-01) 
Updated staff systems helps us look after our customers better - (2014-04-11) 
A brilliant finish to 2014 training and business guests, and a look to 2015 - (2014-12-20) 
Saturday morning at Well House Manor - (2015-10-17)
Some other Articles
American Circus in MelkshamMelksham - Flower TownWe not only teach PHP and Python - we teach good PHP and Python Practice!Is Lua an Object Oriented language?International Melksham - industry, and beautiful countrysideMore or less back - what happened to our server the other dayTeaching CodeIgniter - MVC and PHPWiltshire and Melksham Transport - what is going on?Really good friends - four in a bed!Zigzag bus - forward for the future, or decaying service?
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