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For 2023 (and 2024 ...) - 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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Westbury, White Horse Hill

Walkers on top of the Westbury White Horse
Walkers on top of the Westbury White Horse

(See also Melksham Bath, Bradford, Bathampton, Larkhill, Steepleashton, Trowbridge and Devizes)

You can see the Westbury White Horse, etched in chalk (but alas now preserved with a concrete jacket) on the flank of Salisbury plain that overlooks the Vale of Pewsey. A beautiful spot to get some fresh air on a summer's evening, and just a few miles down the A350 from our Melksham base.

Map locator - Westbury_White_Horse

Views from the White Horse are spectacular; on a clear evening you can see right across to the Marlborough downs, and right up the valley of the (Bristol) Avon too. Trains looking almost like toys buzz back and forth on the main London to Plymouth line that passes the base of the hill, and you'll see a healthy traffic in stone and cement trains as well as the passenger-carrying "125"s.

Watching the world from the White Horse
Watching the world from the White Horse

Bratton Camp is a settlement from between 2000 and 2500 years ago on top of White Horse Hill. Various earthworks including a long barrow may be found there, together with interpretation boards.

Bratton camp on White Horse Hill
Bratton camp on White Horse Hill
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