NCN developed out of the early Internet activities of Wolf FM, a community radio project in Walker, Newcastle. It grew and grew, attracting local interest as well as a large following of Geordie ex-pats from all over the world. We worked with Newcastle Literacy Trust and Newcastle Libraries Service and developed several groups of community reporters. This was before WordPress and Blogger and the training sessions that I ran contained a healthy dose of HTML tuition. The project was a labour of love and I just knew I had something special. However it attracted the attention of Teesside University and I ended up taking my ideas to Teesside. I believed at the time that I could keep the Tyneside project going but it eventually drifted and diminished. One day I’ll get round to putting the stories back online at http://ncn.me.uk/
Below is a hand made “business card” from the time. Not terribly unusual you may think by today’s standards but quite innovative for 1997 perhaps?