What is a Fanlisting?
A fanlisting is a site created to list the fans of a particular subject, in this case the county of Staffordshire in England. Fanlistings are free to join; all that's required for membership is a liking for the subject, a valid email address and a country, though it's usually desired of members to use a reasonable nickname when joining (owners are allowed to edit names if necessary). Refusing to list someone who has applied to join is against the rules for sites listed at the original link directory for fanlistings, TheFanlistings.org.
This fanlisting was listed at the Fanlistings Network from 2006 to 2015, but was removed for inactivity due to the owner's ill health; however, it is still active and the only one in existence for its subject. The listing's layout was made using photographs taken by the fanlisting's owner and built using Notepad, Adobe Photoshop 6 and PHPFanBase. The upper image is of St. Lawrence's Church, Gnosall, which was originally built in the early seventh century C.E. (Common Era); the lower image was taken looking westward from the hill where Stafford Castle stands at the edge of the county town. The fanlisting's name originates in the central England location of the county and with this native's love for her countryside. I own the images, but obviously not the place; I just have the pleasure of living there and running a fanlisting for it. ^_^ Code locations? Group 1: St. Lawrence's Church (Anglican); group 2: sunset from Stafford Castle.
Stretching from approximately 20 miles north of Birmingham to 35-40 miles south of Manchester, bordered by Shropshire (Salop), Derbyshire (including the Peak District), Cheshire and the West Midlands counties, the county has a location in the heart of England and a key place in the country's industrial and artistic history. Not only is it the home of Stoke-on-Trent, the Potteries and Wedgwood china, but the south of the county has been frequently acknowledged as a major location adapted by J.R.R. Tolkien for his Lord of the Rings novels (the Shire). The countryside of Staffordshire is extremely varied, from the tiny, close-knit rural villages gathered around the Shropshire Union Canal in the south-west to the bleak and beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands much further north. Its county town is Stafford, earliest documented in the time of Aethelfreda, and located on a key point along the West Coast main railway line between London and Glasgow; the capital is just four hours away by high-speed train.