John Edwards's Index Page

It will lead you to the more interesting pages, which deal with my family, my hobbies, my work, my village, my friends, etc.

Click the Blue links or the pictures to find out more.

One section is the web site of the Stafford Morris Men .

Morris dancing is the most flamboyant of my interests.
This site will tell you about this ancient and exuberant art form.

Even more exotic is my membership of an exclusive organisation called the
Illustrious Order of the Fools and Beasts , otherwise known as the Fools Union.
In this company to be called a fool is an honour!
In this section i am assisted by my Hobby-horse Knotty,
who is much more well known than I am. 

I have been involved with  Church Eaton Village Institute for many years,
including a lengthy spell as Chairman of the Management Committee.
I felt this ancient and excellent building needed exposure to the WWW,
so these pages should tell you all about it.

The above site now forms part of the extensive
 Church Eaton Village site.
It gives details of the village and its activities.

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We have been issuing family newsletters for many years, to go with our Christmas cards.
If you have any interest in The Edwards Family, please feel free to look at our
Family Newsletter site.

The Skills link goes to my venture, which was designed to make use of the amazing range of skills discarded by ALSTOM T&D Stafford.
However, that was not required because most of the people involved went on to get better jobs.
This site wmay be revived to provide links to local enterprises with a proven track record.
This site is currently suspended

on TAP

Following my decision to leave ALSTOM, I thought it might be a good Idea to put my CV on the net, just in case somebody wanted to use my talents.
Personal page will get you to my bit of self- promotion, but the truth is after several years of very full retirement; I don't really want to go back to work!

My "paying hobby" as a Barn Dance Caller, has been great fun for over 30 years.
These days I see myself as an "Emergency caller" on short notice when other callers have problems.
This is because long term commitments tend to stop me doing other things that I want to do.
The link goes to my pages on the subject which are now intended to help organisers rather than to get me work.
Stafford Freemen's Guild  is an organisation I joined, having been admitted as a Burgess of the Borough of Stafford on the 20th August 1997, by reason of Servitude: {I did a five year apprenticeship in the town}.

Having reached the dizzy heights of Deputy Master of the Guild I was involved in organising the 2009 AGM of the Freemen of England and Wales.

As Master of the guild, (now known as Stafford Burgesses Guild), I supervised the FEW 2014 AGM amongst other things.

I now have the honour to be Warden for the North Midlands. The link above will take you to more information about the Guild and F.E.W.

Direct entry to the Stafford Morris Men's site is now via
Direct entry to the Church Eaton site is via
Direct entry to the Freemen's Guild site is via
Direct entry to the Fools and Beasts site is via
Direct entry to the Barn Dance site is via


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The links below should take you to the appropriate area of interest

Stafford Morris Men Church Eaton Village (Skills)
Family Newsletter Personal Stafford Freemen
Barn Dance Caller Church Eaton Fools and Beasts