Hello as my bio on here reads:I graduated in 2000 from John Moores University in 2000 with a degree in history/literature. I went on to create the website Harold Hill: A People's History at http://www.haroldhill.org/ Harold Hill is a former London County Council estate in the north-east/Essex bordlands.
I've recently launched History Nexus at http://www.historynexus.net/ The idea behind History Nexus is to combine the infrastructure of a web 2.0 site with the promotion and discussion of history on the net.
I just launched History Nexus last week and I was emailing a number of history websites for publicity, one of which was Spartacus Educational.
I've often used SE and found it quite a curious website, having both well-written and accurate information, but also quite arcane material as well.
Little did I know that the editor and creator of SE was John Simkin, which brought me back to my first history website, Harold Hill: A People's History.
John is a former resident of the estate and as, he told me, his mother stills lives there.
John's name was dropped to me a long time ago, and I would have approached him for an interview if knew where to find him - damn, should have tried Google!
His name does actually appear on the site but I'm not sure that after all these decades he would appreciate me posting up that particular story on here!