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Dave Cushman died on 22nd February 2011 and shortly before he died he asked me to take over his websites. I later learnt he bequeathed them to me. I am a beekeeper and we discussed the future of the beekeeping website with Dave telling me I could develop it how I wished. He specifically asked that all non-beekeeping websites and pages stay exactly as they are and I promised I would maintain them as long as I could. I understand his reasons and will respect them, so I am unable to accept any offers of additions or updates.

I am aware these pages are used for reference by many people. I am happy for them to continue to be used providing the user is satisfied the information is suitable for their purposes and they take the necessary precautions.

Throughout these pages there may be references to people who may no longer be with us. I have deliberately left the information for historical purposes. Please be thoughtful if you try to contact them and try to find out the situation before doing so.

Roger Patterson

Miscellaneous Pages

This section of the website acts as a repository for items that are worthy of note, but do not fit into any of the other subject categories.

This button will return you to this page from the various sub pages.

Dave lived in the U.K. Midlands at SYSTON, Leicestershire.

Website Standards
This Site Aims to have Valid HTML 4.01 as a minimum standard. Use the link to validate your own HTML code CSS Code fully in accordance with W3 Standards, Use the link to validate your own Cascading Style Sheets
Suits ANY Browser, with appologies to W3C for pinching their style Totally Handwritten Code, None Has been Generated by any Software, with appologies to W3C for pinching their style
This Site Aims to have Valid XHTML 1.0 for all pages that are added. Use the link to validate your own HTML code (not all pages comply yet!) Javascript Navigational elements removed as per W3C Link Checker version 4.1 (c) 1999-2004 Requirements

The emblems at left indicate my aspirations in web coding and my attempt to adhere to high standards. However in some cases, non standard code has been applied in order that the pages will render in a reasonable fashion on those browsers that do not adhere fully to the rules laid down by W3. Such non standard code is usually ignored by those browsers that do play by the rule book.

The pages will render very much more quickly than sites that rely on software generated code.


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