I’m known as Clanger. An exonym which might have been worse: cobbler, pancaker, concrete cow… It might have something to do with clangers dropped, some of them on Flickr, where I have posted thousands of photos of English towns. (Officially) England’s Best Buildings, humblingly, now has the remarkable membership of several thousand.
I’m the part-time editor of English Towns, a project which I hope will grow to provide intelligent information, inspiration and interaction. It may well feel like writing a book, but with the luxury of publishing small parts in a random order! I can’t sell the book, but hope to provide a valuable service and eventually see a return on investment for my small business.
I’ve learned to appreciate our own back garden, here in England. I hope it will be fun to share.
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To get us started, we are sourcing a lot of information from Wikipedia. Hopefully, this will be taken in a spirit of give and take. I’ve contributed to Wikipedia myself, including the first list of Grade I listed buildings available online (by county), and have donated. I’ve also allowed my Flickr photographs to be used free by countless people ranging from the author of a personal history of Post Offices, via small design companies and the Independent, through to the United Nations…