boy Keith Charman has always been interested in computers.
taught himself how to design webpages and now produces the village
website. It is very successful with people emailing Keith with compliments
from all over the world.
house looks across to the harbour at Fowey
first it was just one page," says Keith. "I started to get more
ambitious and the site grew. I have got a digital camera now so
I’ve been putting images on to the pages."
people who used to live in the village read Keith’s webpages. "They
like to know what is going on," says Keith. "I send out general
emails letting them know when a new page has been added."
of the site’s popular series is called Hear-say. It features village
news and is full of information.
never know how many people are on the internet reading your pages,"
says Keith. "I have lots of holiday makers emailing me saying they’re
pleased to keep up to date with the news from their favourite spot."
also produces a newspaper version of Hear-say which is delivered
to all the houses in the village.
want to make the website bigger and better," says Keith. "You can
get lost in time when you’re working on a computer. Before I know
it I will have spent four hours on a web page."
looks out for stories on his bus
was born and bred in Polruan. He runs the village bus service. He
is always out with his bus having started the business back in 1985.
do the local school run every day and run village trips to the major
towns in the County."
bus trips give Keith a chance to catch up on village news and get
feedback on the latest pages on his website.
keeps himself busy. When he is not adding pages to the website,
or driving the bus, he is working on village matters as the parish
he gets a moment to himself he likes to sit in his lounge watching
the world go by. Keith lives at the top of the hill in Polruan.
He looks out over the harbour, the estuary and towards Fowey. "You
can get lost in the view," says Keith. "There is always something
going on, and it’s usually better than watching television."
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