WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...

waynealton.com is a website that contains all relevant information around Wayne Alton. The website has pages with hundreds of photos and is a walk-through of Wayne's life. It all began when Wayne was having lunch with his ole pal Vicki. Having mentioned to her that he wanted to express his feelings of affection and kind words for his friends and family and that it would be nice to publish them after his death, Vicki suggested, why wait... do a website and put them on there. And that's how the Memories page got created which gave birth to the development of the rest of the site.

 

WHAT'S ON WAYNEALTON.COM?

The website reveals almost everything of Wayne's life. The relationships, business colleagues, jobs, homes, loved ones past and present are all amongst the site. The Photos pages are listed by category. The recipe section is unavailable at present but will be back online at some point.

 

WHO IS WAYNE ALTON?

Wayne is a much-loved but completely irrelevant person. Loved by his family and adored by his friends, he lives in South London. He's not famous or well-known but has worked full-time in various positions including BT Operator, British Gas Customer Service agent, admin staff for Medical Benefits Centre, Warehouse Assistant for a now-defunct newsagent. Also worked as a courier in South and Central London for a firm that operated out of Crystal Palace, South West London, was a chauffeur for an American limousine firm in Ewell, Surrey. He also worked in the kitchen at nightclub extraordinaire Madame Jo Jo's in London Soho's Brewer Street for a couple of years in the late eighties.

In 1979, Wayne joined the volunteers at the local hospital radio station, Radio Lollipop. He was amongst the first batch of DJ's that came from the original, first ever Lollipop studio at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in Carshalton, Surrey. At his peak, he ran 3 one hour shows Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a 3-hour chart show Saturday evening. He remembers fondly and still gives thanks to Station Manager and creator Marc Damon for the opportunity.
Wayne grew up in Sutton, Surrey and was raised for the first 11 years by his Victorian Grandmother. With a strong moral ethic and much revered by the local neighbours, his Grandmother provided him with the essentials to be a fine upstanding chap... not sure where it all went wrong but! He has two sisters who are 2 and 4 years older than him. His Grandfather passed away in 1976, Grandmother in 1989 and Father in 2008. In the later years of his Father's life, Wayne spent a lot of time with him and they would go shopping every Monday. Wayne misses his Dad terribly and life has never been the same since he died.

 

20 YEARS ON... (1997 - 2017)

It feels strange that the website has been going for 20 long years. It feels even more strange when you compare that there are family members younger the site. The site layout hasn't changed a great deal and the content doesn't get removed generally... just added to! The front home page is still the most changed page for its updates. The site will always get larger over the years as more tributes about people get added, photos of occasions will be included and events and purchases are placed on the site too. Looking back over the last 20 years on the website, shows that whilst life has been pretty bland, it's been fun and interesting to document other people's lives and sharing some of their moments and it's also been heartwarming to reflect on and to pay tribute to those who have been involved in Wayne's but have sadly passed away.

 

2019 UPDATE

In January 2019, Wayne took the plunge and switched his subscription with the web hosting company and he now uses their online website builder. It has meant rebuilding the site page by page by has also given him the opportunity to tidy up. The best new feature for the site is that it is now compatible to view on all devices and not just a Mac or an iPad.