New town website launched in memory of Phyllis

Phyllis Baxter dressed in red sat at her desk with a pen, book and other office equipment

Phyllis Baxter had a dream to write a book and launch a website about Ottery - Credit: Phyllis Baxter

Phyllis Baxter had two dreams that she wanted to fulfil in the time she was manageress of the Ottery Information Office. 

One was to be able to write a book about Ottery and the other one was to produce a website that would not only give information about the facilities in town but would also inject in residents and visitors that love she always had for the town.

The OSM Friends of Phyllis Baxter Action Group got together and decided to remember her on the third anniversary of her death, September 22, by fulfilling that dream Phyllis had. Using our most valuable resources, Phyllis’s photos and the knowledge and experience of some members of the group with everything related to the Parish, we got on with the job.

Phyllis wanted the site to be easy to navigate. She was aware that the intricacies of modern technology were not a problem for the younger generations but a feared nightmare for some of our older residents starting to venture in the world of social media, video conferencing and information technology. She also wanted the content of the site to be like that book she was never able to write, a tribute to the town she loved so much and a legacy for years to come.

We can say we have achieved Phyllis’s dream and we hope you welcome the result with the same enthusiasm we had when we built it. The site covers a total of 22 pages filled with her photos and giving information on what we thought would be of interest to residents and visitors alike. Included within the content there are three pages with contact details of shops, services, voluntary organisations, among others, all together for ease of access. A further section under the heading “Did you know?” will take you to those events and anecdotes that have made this town unique.

The link to the website is the following: https://sites.google.com/view/osm-friends-of-phyllis-baxter/home. You can also access it through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/otterystmaryfriendsofphyllisbaxter/?ref=page_internal 
Please add the link to the website to your favourites, you never know when you will need the information contained in it.

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