Seaham Harbour Online was established in 1994. It was the first “virtual town” in
County Durham designed and published by Dr Eddie Mason through Dalton Internet.
The original purpose of the "Seaham Harbour Online" Web site was to promote the
communities of Seaham Harbour and the neighbouring villages of Murton, Dalton-le
Dale and Seaton. But it was much more than that. We intended that the initiative
would contribute towards developing, within the wider community of Seaham,
a better knowledge and understanding of the power and convenience of the internet.
promote and actively support the development of internet related skills and knowledge
within all sections of the wider community of Seaham
The continued existence of the site has been funded and resourced by Ed & Sadie Mason.
The current site (January 2011) contains a lot of new material but also much old
material. In the early days the browsers and servers in use did not allow the flexibility
which they do today. The old pages reflect this but are in themselves of interest.
The Guestbook, for example, was introduced in 1997 and each years contributions
are still on the site for you to read.
So we have decided to leave some of the older pages on the site, just as they were,
(but with a few corrections).
However, we have removed some of the older material, placed other pages under new
headings and added some new pages. We have also, of necessity, made changes to the
navigation around the site.
Please let us know of any obvious mistakes we have made.
We hope you like it and don’t mind the new appearance.