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Drink real ale in York @ The Royal Oak #realale #york

The Royal Oak, York – Specialising in Real Ale and Good Food

The Royal Oak offers locally sourced, home cooked food. They also stock a fine selection of real ales in their cellar, which is served in their bar, which always has a welcoming atmosphere, with log fires burning in the cold winter months.

The building is reputedly haunted by several mysterious ghosts that come as they please. There is an old prostitute in the front bar; ghosts of children playing by the fire; a tall, gaunt man in the back room and two female ghosts, one on the first floor called Alice and one in the flat called Mary. Staff have repeatedly heard someone walk up stairs but on investigation have found no one there and staff have felt hands holding theirs as they pull pints. The tour bus stops close by Monk bar if you wish to get off and come for lunch or evening meal.

The Royal Oak, a 14th Century building, situated in the old street of Goodramgate, York!

The Royal Oak  serves quality of ale, their three permanent ales, are:

Theakstons Best Bitter 3.8%
Theakstons Old Peculier 5.6%
Abbot Ale 5.0%

They also have several guest ales on tap. More information about their Real Ales can be found here.

System Culture Limited

We can update any website in York – Real Ale or Real Estate we will help your business grow

We are happy to work on any server yours our ours – Your hosting or ours.image

We can install, manage and maintain your website or a shopping cart for you and we can do all this on one of our green servers. We can also do the same for your blog using one of our favorite tools WordPress. This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business. To maintain a successful blog it is important to know your subject and to constantly expand your own personal knowledge. A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when using a search engine. It is important to write your posts using ‘good’ keywords.

The machines hosting our main site site and e-mail are fully eco-friendly! As energy awareness continues to grow, people are not just looking to make lifestyle adjustments, they want to make environmentally responsible decisions and power by renewable energy! Contact us for details on how to make your business website more in tune with today’s responsible business (moral and environmental) obligations.

Contact us for a FREE quote

Yahoo bought Tumblr

Tumblr has always been the wolf in sheep’s clothing

Way back in the earlier days of Internet history one brand became a market leader for search – then almost disappeared. Yahoo is fighting back, even if they are still only playing catch up.


For a while now Tumblr has been making waves with their blogging platform – but now maybe there is a threat on the horizon. Since 2007 its profile has slowly grown and raised a few admiring eyebrows. The product is a good one but what will happen if the brand gets smothered with Yahoo advertising will people ditch the brand?

Not quite a year after arriving at Yahoo! from Google, chief executive Marissa Mayer has apparently persuaded her board to approve the purchase of Tumblr – the go-to website for legions of young bloggers and internet sharers – for $1.1bn in cash, despite it making just $13m in sales last year.

The move, which will give Yahoo! a greater presence in social networking, will also make one more very young Silicon Valley tycoon out of David Karp. Now 26, Mr Karp launched Tumblr from his mother’s New York apartment in 2007. He had hitherto resisted approaches by potential buyers. The Independent

Tumblr has always been the wolf in sheep’s clothing – making other blogging platforms take note. This rise in popularity has encouraged WordPress to implement a strategy of informing WordPress users that they are quite happy for dual users to import Tumblr blog entries into WordPress via one of the  Tumblr to WXR conversion tools that are available on the web. Read more on their blog and see how to import…

Contact North Devon Web for a FREE quote


Getting yourself and your product known is an important step towards achieving sales. Creating a beautiful website will not generate traffic and sales on its own, you have to promote your site and get it into search engines. 

North Devon Web specialize in helping small and medium size businesses take control of their web presence, ensuring the highest possible search engine rankings and reorganizing out of control websites. North Devon Web can rationalize your existing company site, making it easier to navigate and easier for your clients to access your services and purchase your goods.
The links between designing a world beating web page and delivering content are closer than you think. Words are the building blocks of all great websites. By selecting the best words available you
stand a better chance of creating a world beater. By using the best combination of words and web optimization techniques you may end up creating a successful website.

Contact North Devon Web for a FREE quote

North Devon Web also offer guest blogging facilities for individuals to place promotional texts (posts) on to high ranking blog sites. North Devon Web also manage blogs for companies and write content for them.


Ilfracombe harbour by 35mm_photographs

Business Starting Up: Survival Marketing Tips

According to the Office for National Statistics in the 2000′s the highest death rate in new businesses was in the business admin and support services sector – 14.8%. This means that out of 206 businesses that were started up with high hopes for success only 175 survived. So what do these stats say to an entrepreneur starting up a new b2b business in Devon? Read more…

The image above was taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm camera.

A website written and optimised for UK clients?

Still Life with glasses

Expat web design services – Lanzarote Are you an English speaking web site owner or a Spanish speaking business who require a website written and optimised for UK clients? …

There are over 3000 languages spoken by the human race today.  The language you decide to communicate your thoughts and product details in must be of a standard that enables the viewer to understand what you are trying to say.

Do you want to attract more clients from Great Britain to your language school,  hotel or villa? Then contact North Devon Web

Promote your site or product

Want to be a guest blogger? Place a video?

Getting links on top blogs is an important part of basic website optimization. Linking your products and services to other websites is vital and paramount.

Become a guest blogger:

Promote your site or product by simply filling in the form here here with a brief promotional text (html code should not be used) and we will add a link to your website. We will not place any other links on your page and do not expect any reciprocal linking in return. The sitemaps-xml.com posts also appear on several other websites.

Add your YouTube video and get free links

In Memory Of are offering a free memorial service to people who have created a YouTube video for their loved ones. Established in 1999 In Memory Of received worldwide TV, radio and media coverage. In Memory Of was set up to provide a new and unique service,enabling people to express their feelings for their loved ones using our memorial and obituary tribute facility. If you already have an obituary, memorial page or tribute on YouTube, please feel free to add the link to this site. In Memory Of has a considerable amount of daily traffic and placing your link and a few lines of text will enhance your tribute to your loved one.

Is a new horizon emerging as the sun sets on the UK recession?

The number of people out of work in Britain has fallen slightly to 2.61million, official figures revealed today. But the Government was hit with a mixed bag of data today as it emerged the number if benefit claimants has actually risen. The jobless total dropped 51,000 in the quarter to April, while the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance in May rose by 8,100 to 1.6 million, ending two months of declines.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2162040/Unemployment-falls-slightly-2-6million-number-people-claiming-benefits-rises.html#ixzz1yLPwd9ao

Do you care if products are  designed or manufactured in Britain by British firms? All North Devon Web updating services, optimisation and services are carried out in the United Kingdom  – Contact for a FREE quote and support British industry.

  • They will update your website from £1.00 a page.
  • They can host your site with a webpage from £30.00 per year. (This does not include buying the domain – but we can organise this for you.)
  • Their services include free optimisation and submission to search engines including Google for our hosted clients.
  • They can build you a Google friendly sitemap and submit it to them for £2.50.
  • They can take the strain.

Contact them for a FREE quote

  • The Internet is a tool that connects you with businesses and people and smart businesses, communicate with their clients directly, elevate their online charisma, and boost their sales; they stay in front of the curve and their rivals.
  • All this is achievable by using the Internet to its full marketing, and interaction potential. Try your hand at real search engine optimisation, look at your site and fix those broken links, update the content, sort out the keywords and phrases. Harnessing the power of the Internet to improve your website’s rank in the search engine results pages is a way to achieve your dreams.
  • Be more positive and proactive with your time, improve and inspire, corral your visitors and steer them towards your products. Create a cage that keeps them locked into your site; tame them so they don’t want to leave. Set your traps carefully and take money from your visitors.

Contact North Devon Web for a FREE quote – they are based in the UK

Free Facebook linking – #inmemoryof

Place a free link to your Facebook memorial / tribute page on http://www.inmemoryof.co.uk

If you already have an obituary, memorial page or tribute on Facebook, why not  add a free link to this site.  In Memory Of has a considerable amount of daily traffic and placing your link and a few lines of text will enhance your tribute to your loved one.

Online Memorials, obituaries and tributes have become a more accepted thing for people to do. InMemoryOf was created in 1999 to help dispersed families and friends, from various countries to interact and share memories and thoughts.

Place your free link here

Place A Free Memorial  – We know that many people in the UK and throughout the world could benefit from our on-line obituary notice service and by being able to express their feelings for their loved ones using our memorial tribute facility. We want as many people as possible to be made aware of our service – and to have the opportunity to place their thoughts on the web site. … Continue reading →

Neil Cox 1957 – 1996 –  Neil’s talents on the guitar didn’t go unnoticed by his colleagues and he was asked to accompany Finbar Furey on a UK tour. Finbar, himself a great musician, became firm friends with Neil and once described him as a “genius … Continue reading →

The #poverty business

Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the one who lacks basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.

‘Oxfam is calling for an increase in the minimum wage to protect low income workers from dropping below the poverty line.

The charity says that the rising cost of living, combined with falling wages, and cuts to benefits, is creating the “perfect storm” for low paid workers. A report published by the charity today shows six out of ten working-age adults living in poverty come from working households.’

From Yahoo News

There is poverty in the UK but there is still a lot of money out there and businesses that deal in high end goods and travel are still booming – although several companies who service this sector have ‘gone to the wall’.

Starting up a new business is a combination of having hope, believing in yourself and your abilities, understanding your product or service, realizing there is a business opportunity but above all FEAR is there niggling in the back of your mind.

To be scared about taking a giant step towards creating a new business is probably the most important feeling you can use to your advantage – to take your ideas forward. Being afraid means you are asking all the right questions in your head.
North Devon Web can help you with setting up a small business website or a charitable based blog powered by WordPress, which will give you a fast and easy route to new and established markets and get your ideas and products into search engines quicker than most platforms. North Devon Web  belongs to a network of websites that host in a green way.

‘In the last six months, some 62pc of adults in the UK gave time or money to causes they care about. The generosity of the British public has been demonstrated following the death of Claire Squires, 31, in Sunday’s London Marathon. She had run the race in aid of the Samaritans, and the fund she initially set up has now attracted more than £600,000 of donations.’

The correct tools to get your blog on the top of the pile.

We can help you build, promote and market your website or blog. We can keep it simple to help you fulfill your dreams, pull in traffic and help you optimise your content. Sometimes less is more.  Continue reading →

Contact North Devon Web for a FREE quote – and they will supply you with the correct tools to get your blog on the top of the pile.

The smarter businesses outsource their blog content generation to companies who know how to extract the biggest impact with the least amount of words.

Lalique Art Deco glasswork on the Orient Express

The Orient Express

Dining Car 4141 named ‘Côte d’Azur’ was built in 1929 as a first class Pullman and was decorated by René Lalique who in the 1920s became famous for his Art Deco glass work. He was also responsible for the glass and elegant coloured columns which filled the dining room and “grand salon” of the SS Normandie and the interior fittings, cross, screens, reredos and font of St. Matthew’s Church at Millbrook in Jersey – referred to as “Lalique’s Glass Church”.

Contemporary Art Sale I am actually sinking deeper and deeper into poverty so if you can help me keep a roof over my head please make an offer for this painting here. La Belle et La Bête Original painting by Peter Bright . … Continue reading ?

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