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Redwall Wiki | Brian Jacques and Redwall Information

Redwall Abbey: The Official Brian Jacques Website, otherwise known as Redwallabbey.com, has been the official website for Brian Jacques since 1996.

History[]

In Winter 1995, 11-year-old Dave Lindsay launched an unofficial website for the Redwall series. On June 19, 1996, Brian Jacques visited Lindsay's hometown of Calgary, Alberta, and he was able to secure an interview with the author. At the end of their conversation, Jacques formally appointed Lindsay as his official webmaster.

A site was launched and hosted at the url http://islandnet.com/~qnd/dave/jacques.html.

In 1997, Lindsay moved the site to the more familiar redwall.org. Over the years, the site hosted various contests, including four iterations of "Ask Brian", where fans had the opportunity to ask a question of Mr. Jacques himself.

In 1999, Lindsay hosted an online chat with Mr. Jacques. You can read the chat here.

In 2008, Redwall.org received a major layout re-design.

After managing the official Redwall website for over 14 years, Lindsay stepped down from the role of head webmaster in 2010.

In June 2011, Redwall Abbey changed domains to redwallabbey.com and rebranded the website with a new look, store, and discussion forum.

In December 2015, the official redwallabbey.com forum went down due to unknown actions by the webmaster. An unofficial replacement forum was established at the Loamhedge Abbey Forum website.

In February 2017, the official forums returned after some chats between the webmaster of redwallabbey.com and a group of forum users. In April 2017, the official forums merged with Loamhedge Abbey and became the "Redwall Abbey Community Forums", while remaining under the redwallabbey.com domain.


Brian Jacques' original 1996 Redwall Abbey "Welcome" message (file info) —

Redwall Club/Redwall Readers Club[]

In the early days of the site, Lindsay also hosted an official Redwall Abbey club. In order to join, one had to successfully complete a Redwall-themed crossword puzzle.

The site was home to the official Redwall Readers Club, later known as the Redwall La Dita Book Club. Members received a membership packet upon joining, and then a further two mailings in the next year or so. The packet contents varied, but usually it consisted of stickers, bookmarks, recipes, quizzes, Mr. Jacques' biography, a poster, and Redwall collector cards. Memberships costed £5.00.

La Dita Book Club[]

Redwallabbey.com is also home to the Redwall La Dita Co. Ltd. Book Shop, where all UK Edition books purchased are signed by Brian Jacques.

Faces of the Redwall Abbey[]

Redwall Abbey has had multiple looks over the years.


External Links[]

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