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Village's cyber cafe opens
Angela Vivian
Mrs Vivian converted part of a local hotel for her classes
A retired inland revenue worker is seeing her dream of providing internet access to everyone in her village come true, with the opening of a cyber cafe.

Angela Vivian OBE spends most of her time as project director of a scheme to put villages in the Cheddar Valley area on the IT map.

She and a small group of volunteers set up IT for the Terrified at the George Inn in Wedmore just over three years ago.

Using mostly her own money but with some grants from the Millennium Commission and BT, the 65-year-old converted part of the historic hotel to a computer room.

Hundreds of people from the area now use the facilities, including one 90-year-old.

"I am just trying to make things a little better for people," she said.




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