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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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))

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Extras module Z600
Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of History. We provide open source training course and business hotel accommodation in Melksham, Wiltshire, England

Lisa came to the UK from the USA - Florida - where "old" meant over 50 years old, and she loves all the history that's around us. We live (and our HQ) is a 200 year old house, and our training centre is over 100 years old. And, looking around, you'll find we're surrounded by history.

200 years ago, Melksham was the biggest town for many miles - bigger than Chippenham or Swindon. And much of that history remains. Looking further back (and a little further afield), you'll find the Civil War battlefield at Roundway ... and Avebury and Stonehenge, barrows hills and white horses cut in the chalk.
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4739A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House
Our IT training business has been running at Well House Manor (48 Spa Road) since 2006, and during that time has grown in all sorts of unexpected directions - into a guest house, an event venue for outside customers, a museum, and a base for the local Community Rail Partnership. With changing metrics ...
4730San Juan Capistrano
On a theme of seeing Los Angeles by public transport, we visited the mission os San Juan Capistrano on Saturday - MetroLink train from LA's Union Station and back later in the day - an infrequent service by UK standards, but a good one by American ones. Continuing on my theme, alas, from previous posts ...
4729The oldest part of Los Angeles
From a walk around the oldest part of Los Angeles yesterday - 22nd November 2016. The oldest building in the city is the Adobe House (where the pictures of the Cacti and the dining rom are taken from) - and that's 3 years younger than our home in Melksham. In the 19th Century, this part of the city ...
4285Pictures of Melksham Heritage Discovery Fair
The Melksham Hertitage Discover Fair took part at the Well House Collection at Well House Manor on Spa Road on Saturday 5th July. Guest speakers included Kate Bevan from English Heritage, and John Forbat, evacuated to Melksham during the second world war and revisiting for the first time, who was signing ...
3731Now Open - A Museum for Melksham. Come in and see us.
Yesterday morning, 11 a.m., "The Well House Collection - a Branch of the Museum of Melksham" was opened by the Town Crier, taking over one of our smaller meeting rooms as Well House Manor. The room has been fitted out with display cases, panels and boards, with pictures hanging from the picture rails, ...
3726Press Release - Museum to explore the story of Melksham
3510The 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 ...
3484A Melksham Timeline - Domesday to present day
Some events and dates from our local history. Not all sources agree on some of the years quoted, and you may find a little duplication too ... 1086: At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) the capital, or chief, manor of Melksham was held by the crown. It was a large and valuable estate, which eventually ...
2037The Interview and The Lift
The Interview was for a pressure position - European Software Support Specialist for an American product - working for the American manufacturer and based at their single European office in Basingstoke, from where they co-ordinate their distribution and dealership network through Europe. It went well ...
3310 Years of experience
Ten years ago, the Sunday Trading laws in England and Wales were reformed. Up to that time, it was legal to sell perishable goods (such as fresh carrots) but not other goods (such as tinned carrots) on a Sunday. With modern times, the law had become an ass and was overdue for reform; we had the "keep ...
Topics covered in this module
History - Melksham.
History of Wiltshire.
Other old things.
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Well House Consultants specialise in training courses in Ruby, Lua, Python, Perl, PHP, and MySQL. We run Private Courses throughout the UK (and beyond for longer courses), and Public Courses at our training centre in Melksham, Wiltshire, England. It's surprisingly cost effective to come on our public courses - even if you live in a different country or continent to us.

We have a technical library of over 700 books on the subjects on which we teach. These books are available for reference at our training centre.

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