This is the front page for CREPELLO.NET a collection of web sites administered by me.....
This site is made on a Mac in HTML5 using Hype. No Flash here!
The web site of Dave Harris
I'm not going to share too much about me, on the grounds that the only people who are likely to be reading this page will know me already. That said, I suppose there's a chance that those nice people at Google, or those of their ilk, will find me. That being the case...
I'm Dave. I live in Derbyshire. I write about local history, in particular the railways around Derby. A lot of my time is taken up as Coordinator for the Midland Railway Study Centre and Secretary of the Midland Railway Society.
Otherwise, I like drinking real ale (look out for Lumbering Fools in My Sites). I like taking photographs, although you can find more on Flickr. From time-to-time I may have the urge to showcase some of my recent pictures on this site. Meanwhile, I really enjoy tinkering with computers... though these days my enthusiasm is limited to Apple devices and MacOS (not putting a link there, you can work that one out!).
I am also a big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
My Blog: "Random Discourtesies". Starting out slowly with a lot of self-indulgent tosh (aren't most blogs?). Read if you wish, but don't take it seriously.
A work in progress, but here is my Family Tree. It may interest you to know it was created using the excellent "Reunion for Mac" software.The Derby Area Signalling project - the history of mechanical signalling on the railways in and around the Derby and Burton areas of the UK.Anyone interested in the Midland Railway will just love the Midland Railway Study Centre.My holiday diaries (some might call them ‘blogs'!) are on line at Are We There Yet - an excellent cure for insomnia.The last vestiges of the now defunct Willington Web Site - once the definitive site for the village in Derbyshire which I call home- until I ran out of time to maintain it. The two most poplar pages remain on line for visitors to find.Tweet me @Crepello012
Crepello was a racehorse, born in 1954, which went on to win The Derby and the 2000 Guineas in 1957. Such was the reputation of this horse as a thoroughbred, that in the early 1960s British Railways chose the name to adorn one of their new Deltic locomotives. This class of 22 locomotives spent the 1960s & 1970s working on the East Coat Mainline, which ran within earshot of where I was born and brought up. These locomotives left a lasting impression on me so when I was searching for a short, unique name for my first internet account which had not already been taken, it was to the list of Deltic names that I turned. My first choice of "Pinza" (55 007 - or D9007 if you're older than me!) had already been taken by an existing Demon customer, and so it was Crepello (55 012) that was my choice....
Read more on Wikipedia
55 012 Crepello at York on 1st September 1981
photo by Phill Sangwell
(Image used under a Creative Commons licence)