This is the front page for CREPELLO.NET a collection of web sites administered by me.....

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 popular pages remain on line for visitors to find.

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