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He may be Audlem's longest serving Parish Councillor. He may also be a current local Crewe & Nantwich Mayor's Oscar winner as 'Citizen of the Year'. But he's also been a self-confessed computer Luddite, known at various meetings for his cry: "Send it to me by snail mail' if ever emailing was mentioned. He was confidently expected to be the last person in Audlem to go online — but now his secret is out!

Despite years of resistance to the power of the Internet and email, well-known Audlem resident Bill Consterdine admitted yesterday he'd bought a computer. And he'd been getting to grips with the technology behind closed doors. A less than observant group at an Audlem Parish Plan meeting failed to spot the clues as he first brandished a report that had been downloaded. Next there was a reference to a website address. Then, when he mentioned several stories on Audlem Online, suspicion grew before an eventual confession was obtained under (slight) interrogation.

So Bill, as we're confident you'll be reading this story, a warm welcome to the 21st Century.


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