This part of the site is a bit of a mixture of things. Here you will find more information about the site, about Syrbal (Derek), who is the owner of the site, some important links, and some general links you might find useful.
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June 2018: All new: well, reorganised and some new stuff. Bear with me, not everything will be in place yet - there may be some broken links until I've got everything updated and uploaded. Note that YouTube has changed the addresses of uploaded videos, so some of the video links won't work until I've found the new addresses for them.
June 2013: Removed the Romahome page.
April 2013: Selling the Romahome.
September 2012: Usual updates to Brum pagan events and Coming events pages.
July 2012: Updated the local Brum Pagan events pages. Coming events are now current again. I have added a lot of information to these. Saturday 14: More updates.
January 2012: Finished the album for 2011 with the Cotswolds video. The main delay was getting free royalty-free music for the background. I tried making some myself, but I am not really good enough :) Eventually I found www.imcompetech.com which is great. Just updated the events page.
December 2011: First update since the summer. Just updated the events page. I have uploaded all the pages but one for the album for 2011.
July 2011: Just updated the events page.
May 2011: 9th Updated the local Brum Pagan events pages. Coming events are now current again. May 12th and 13th, completely reorganized the site. So a several places like this page, have moved. I have put relocation pointers on the top level pages, so please reset your bookmarks. I've removed a lot of old pages, especially the travel and photo pages pre-2005. I have also removed most of the dead links, and redirected others. Keep me posted if there is any other problems.
March 2011: Updated the local Brum Pagan events pages. Coming events are now current again.
January 2011: I've started my album for 2011 and uploaded photos of the Acocks Green Millennium Green anniversary event.
December 2010: I've been busy all through the month updating my photos. They now all done - see my Pictorial Review of 2010. I have also reinstated the local Brum Pagan events pages. Coming events are now current. I am now using NetObjects Fusion 10.
June 2010: I don't believe that I forgot to transfer my photos of Tamworth in May to my computer. So I've done that now and updated my Pictorial Review of 2010 (2010 - Midlands in Spring.)
May 2010: I've updated and finalised to date my Pictorial Review of 2010.
January 2010: During last month and the first couple of days of this month, Iā€ve updated and finalised the Pictorial Review of the Year 2009 - look for the new and markers If you have visited before the beginning of December 2009.
November 2009: Update the photo pages for the Pictorial Review of the Year 2009, I still have quite a bit to do, but the structure is in place. Yes, I really haven't touched the site since July!
July 2009: With the success of the Pagan Central site, which are the web pages for the pagan community in the West Midlands and around, I've removed a lot of the Brum information and pointed it there.
May 2009: 27th: Completed and uploaded the photo pages for the Pictorial Review of the Year 2009 so far. Updated the Birmingham Pagan calendar and events Reorganised the menus on all pages for consistency, and ensured that the Album pages were linked instead of the Travel pages.
April 2009: 27th: Updated the Birmingham Pagan calendar and events
March 2009: 2nd: completed the review of the year 2008.
12th: Updated the Birmingham Pagan events page with lots of new events.
February 2009: 7 - 9th Completed the first five pages of my pictorial review of 2008, up to May 2008.
16th: Updated the Birmingham Pagan calendar and events
18th: Emergency update to Birmingham Pagan calendar and events.
26 - 28th: Updated the review of the year 2008.
January 2009: 3rd, 5th & 10th - updated the Birmingham Pagan calendar and events for the start of the year.
December 2008: Added the Album pages, with the start of the pictorial review of the year, replacing what would have been travel 2008, but not, because there hasn't been that much travel. I've also created a new front page to the site, that will be static, with just the changes begin here. That means that I've reorganised the site to be in three area: Local Pagan Info, Druidry, including the Tree pages and Stone pages, and albums - my photos. The Wiccan and shamanic stuff can come off the Druid pages, and the old travel pages will be linked off the new album pages. These pages are extra to that scheme. Updated the Brum events and calendar as far as I could: I need some input from the moot leaders for when they are starting again in January.
October 2008: More updates to Brum events and calendar.
September 2008: Updated Brum events and calendar.
August 2008: Added pictures of the Glastonbury OBOD ritual, and the OBOD summer camp (private). Updated Brum events and calendar (several times). Update the About Syrbal page and the Links page (links now up-to-date).
July 2008: Just keeping the events and calendar up-to-date. Also updated two new local pub moots.
June 2008: After 6 months asleep this site has at last woken up again. First I've updated the Local information pages: the pagan events happening around Birmingham, and the calendar. One of the things stopping me doing the updating was the complicated nature of the calendar, so I've simplified it vastly. It now not only shows moot dates, but a summary of all the events I know of in the region for as far in the future as is reasonable.
December 2007: Added all the Travel 2007 pages round England and to Majorca, including some videos. Tidied up the local pagan archives and added the PA Lammas camp photos and videos (see also the Dovedale photos and videos).
November 2007: Updated Brum info pages - put in a new calendar for Nov 07 to Jan 08, and updated the events page. (It was about time I did something here!) I still need to sort out which moots are still running that I have listed and if there are new ones. At the end of the month added two new sites to the Stone pages.
I have removed all links from the previous entries.
December 2006: Completed and uploaded all my travel pages for 2006.
October 2006: Updated coming events on Brum pages. Put up calendar for October to December 2006. Cleaned up Wicca pages so that they display properly. Added 'blog' of the events in 2006 to archives. Added photos for Beltaine ritual, both PA camps in Dovedale (read my thoughts too), Lickey Bluebell walk and talk moot, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Apple day walk and talk moot. Added a number of photos to the Stone Pages, especially sites in Wiltshire and OBOD private pictures of camp (available only to OBOD members). Changed the bottom navigation buttons on the top level of each section to work more intuitively.
August 2006: At last got round to updating Brum pages for new events, and new calendar pages. Updated personal information pages.
May 2006: Updated Brum pages for new events, new calendar pages and new moot information. Adding new information on the tree pages.
April 2006: Updated Brum pages for new events, new calendar pages and new moot information. Installed counters everywhere so I can see what you are all interested in. Upgraded to NetObjects Fusion 8. Changed style on my Stones pages and added Glastonbury pictures.
February 2006: Updated Brum pages for new events, new calendar pages and new moot information.
December 2005: Added all the travel 2005 pages. Added Castelrigg stone circle to the Stone Pages. Added PA Yule dinner 2005 pictures page to the archives.
October 2005: Added new information for local events.
July 2005. Moved the site from Claranet to Tiscali. Redone the whole site in Netobjects Fusion 7, so you will see a lot of different navigation. These are the main changes in the order they appear in the site.:
Note, because of all the reformatting, it's possible that some of your bookmarks and links will no longer work, please update them as soon as you can.
April 2005: Added August to Calendar page and removed March. Improved style and added current date box. Added a couple of events to the events page.
March 2005: Added the new City Tavern moot to the moots page, and updated the map. I need to update the Calendar. Updated link to West Midland's pages. Removed Thimblemill moot, which no longer meets. Updated other events. Added all the Walk and Talk venues. Later changed the autumn Walk and Talk moot venues around (Heritage Days are in September, not August). Added the Hedd Wyn groves' ritual on Saturday. Noted that Dragon Song meeting is not being held on Easter Monday.
December 2004, Put the new travel pages up for this year (travel 2004 - see travel pages) Updated the holiday information on the pub moot, calendar and what's coming pages.
November 2004, Updated the information on the pub moots page and added a calendar of the West Midlands moots for the next 6 months, from December 2004.
March 2004, corrected a number of problems with invalid pages on the site (which probably is why it's not in the index any more. I have been through the whole site correcting things. Since the actual content of pages hasn't really altered, many of the changed pages will still show an older "last updated" date.
February 2003: Updated most of the pages to have the navigation tabs at the top of the page instead of at the left, so that most of the site can be more easily navigated by a text readers. Improved the navigation on this page.
27th December 2002: Yule ceremony made the papers - see the events archive! Started listing new moots - see moots pages. Updated this pages' links to the good-works pages.
June 2002: Started listing new events in Birmingham latest and what's coming
Feb 2002: New things happening - in what's coming in Brum. New page of pictures from the PA Maypole charity event April 2001.
October 2001: New page of pictures from the BDO autumn equinox ceremony at Avebury 2001. This also has the great effect of showing the pictures in a frame on the page.
September 2001: Total reorganisation of the site. If you get any 404: page not found, please bear with me - I'm trying hard to get everything right. If you still find a problem now, please report it to me at: Webmaster@alldruid.co.uk.. Improved the loading of the front page. Improved the way that the 9 ladies pictures are shown: in a pane on the page.
This page last updated: 06 June 2018