Change Alley

information, opinion, conversation

Business As Usual During Alterations

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Business as usual

After two years, The Coffee House is going through its biggest shake-up yet. In November we moved over to our own self-hosted domain running WordPress. Sadly, after six weeks my colleague Matt has decided that our viewing figures are too low and has taken himself back to the old site.

I have too much time and effort invested in this site to abandon it and go back, so Matt and I have gone our separate ways. The Coffee House will continue under Matt’s direction at environmentdebate.wordpress.com, while I shall carry on here under the site’s new name, Change Alley.

Our original name evoked the role of the coffee houses in the City of London as “places to gather and debate the issues of the day”. My new title echoes that history. Change Alley is a small passage in the City, just north of Lombard Street, that still exists today. In the 17th Century it was the site of Jonathan’s and Garraway’s coffee houses, which provided venues for the exchange of stocks and commodities, and eventually evolved into the London Stock Exchange. Change Alley will continue to offer a forum for debate and exchange of information on all matters environmental.

Best wishes for 2008.

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Written by Pete Smith

January 1, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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  1. I like this fresh new look. Good luck with it Pete.

    Earthpal

    January 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm

  2. Thanks earthpal. I apologise in advance for the lack of jokes, I’m convalescing after a quadruple sense of humour bypass 🙂
    Merry New Year to you and yours.

    Pete Smith

    January 3, 2008 at 7:26 pm


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