History of GGS Online

Jon Bratton writes
In the Summer of 2004 I created a website 39steps.com which started as my own Family History website but evolved into the Family name, as found world-wide. I also added a page about Gateshead Grammar since 4 members of my family attended the school. Recently I was amazed to find it, as it was in 2007, on the Way Back Machine website GGS on 39steps. It was in Nov 2007 that the information was transferred to this current website, which has grown hugely, thanks to the many contributions sent in by former pupils and indeed teachers. Back then there was a guest book and the first contact by a former pupil was in 2005.
In the 12 months to Nov 2013 there have been close to 60,000 visits...of an average duration of 43 seconds per visit and looking at, on average, 1.72 pages per visit.