We are ten years old tomorrow – happy birthday to us!
The first story on Number 8 Network was posted on June 3 2011, written by my daughter and N8N co-creator Iris Riddell. She talked to Claudia Aalderink about her Wintec photography assignment at Horsham Downs School.
These days Claudia operates The Mandarin Tree in Gordonton – and we covered the opening of that in the Village, too!
In the last ten years we’ve talked to a lot of folk, been to many a local event, fundraiser, bat watching evening or gumboot party, and made many good friends. There’s never been a dull moment and there are so many people doing great things here abouts.
Thank you all for being part of this.
N8N is just me – Annette – and it runs on the sniff of an oily rag and support from the Gordonton District Committee. We have survived technical problems, updating the site headaches and last year, we got hacked, along with almost a million other WordPress sites. I will admit I almost gave it up then, it was very disheartening – but we fixed it, hung in there and are still going strong. In fact, a bunch of fluffy ducks.
So happy birthday to all of us.
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And now, a stroll down memory lane.
Gordonton’s Chris Smith painted the Wall of Fame on what is now the wall outside the dairy. Here he is fast at work. Picture: Kent Blechynden
Special mention to Pukemokemoke’s best friend Alan Leadley who received the Order of the Sickle for his outstanding work, not long before he passed away. Photo Bryce McGuillan.
Vicar David with friends at St Mary’s Church
Global Vets are all ready during the Covid lockdown!
Warm smiles from Sushant and Bharati Rajan at the Gordonton Superette
Prof’s Kate Wilson, left, admires her culinary handiwork. Annette Taylor wonders how soon she can get eating
The lovely Keith Jellyman passed away in 2019
And in memory of our dear Bussy
We do remember them, each and every one
Smiles from Alpaca David with friend, from Cornerstone Alpacas
The Gordonton Country Market is officially opened by John Bridgman and Cilla Henry.
Iris Riddell face painting at the market
See, there’s so many great photos and people around here. How about this great bunch of yellow daffs from Ian Riddell, at Clandon Daffodils!
And finally, because how could we not, here is that photo right from the start. Cheers!