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Are you a group or association in Pembury?

  • Do you have some news to share?
  • Are you looking for volunteers?

Send me an email webmaster at pembury dot org and I will add your story to the site. Include a photo if possible to make your post more attractive. News stories are shared with our subscribers and on Twitter.

Pembury Village News Website born Autumn 1998

The website turned 18 years old in recent months. I can’t remember the exact date it went on line. But through the magic of the interwebs I have a screen shot of it from late 1999. I am fairly sure it came on line in November 1998 or there abouts.

How it has changed in the last 18 years! Back then it was a just a small sub-site off Alison’s PBSS business site at: the current address didn’t happen until a couple of years later.

But here is what it looked like in the early days:

Some of the content on the current site originates from that first site or something similar! When it first started I was using Notepad in Windows to create and edit the pages. The HTML language didn’t fully support tables back then. And most people used the Netscape browser to view the pages.

In 1999 searching for Pembury on Alta Vista only produced a small number of results… nothing like doing the same thing today!

Thank you all for your continued help and support.

New site

Welcome to the new rewritten website. I hope you like the new look to the site. I’m still working on certain areas of the site to finalise the presentation of some of parts of the old site.

If you have any problems with the site, please add a comment to this post.


Pembury Website

The website has been put forward to the British Library as part of their Web Archive project, to archive UK websites. You can see the details of the project on their own website. The site might take a while before it appears on the web archive.

The Wayback Machine at does have some earlier versions of the Pembury site. Here is a sample from September 2000

Please report any errors or send me your feedback.
Many thanks
Steve Morton