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Rowan Sylvester-Bradley

Personal Details

Birth Date: 10th August 1946
22 Fox Green
Great Bradley
How to find us
Phone (home): 01440 783157
Phone (work): 01440 711421
Mobile: 07970 111231
E-mail (home):
E-mail (work):
Work: Strategic Product Manager
Herbert Retail Ltd.
Rookwood Way
Family: Married, 2 kids in their 20s


Running village Web Sites I help to run the site for our village of Great Bradley. See it at
Rural Broadband I organised an entry into the EEDA's Connecting Communities competition, called the Stourhead Broadband scheme. The scheme covered the villages of Brinkley, Burrough Green, Great & Little Bradley, Great & Little Thurlow, Great & Little Wratting, Kedington, Hundon, Barnardiston and Wickhambrook. We did not win any funding in the competition. The whole rural broadband scenario was made to look rather silly by BT's change of policy, which brought limited broadband to rural villages (in my case up to 1Mbps) faster than any of these alternative schemes could match. Of course, when they can no longer increase the speed of their copper lines fast enough to keep up with customer demand (which will happen very soon, in my view) the whole thing will have to start again. But that's another story... For historical interest, see our bid here.
Running Parish Councils in small rural villages I am a member of Great Bradley Parish Council.
Software Applications Preferably free, for the following areas:
  • Genealogy/Family History
  • Web site authoring
  • Digital image editing and digital image albums
Software Technology Various special interests in software technology and software development
Genealogy/ Family History See the family tree as it exists so far here
Electronics Various special interests in electronics.
Campanology/ Church Bell Ringing Now "resting", but I used many years ago to ring peals etc.
Choral Singing Sing with the Saffron Walden Choral Society, and with St. Mary's Saffron Walden church choir
Living without a pituitary gland  
Not dying from stroke  

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