This page contains hyperlinks to snapshots of old versions of websites that are preserved archive.org's Wayback Machine. Occasionally, images on these archived sites will be missing, but they are linked to to give a general idea of the sites as they appeared at or near the time concerned, providing a nostalgic trip down memory lane for Avengers fans.

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1998

Avengerland –
The Official Website of
The Avengers Dead Man's Treasure Hunt

United Kingdom
Chris Bentley opens Avengerland, the official website of The Avengers Dead Man's Treasure Hunt, an annual fan event that is still run today. The main focus of the website is the filming locations of the series.
URL (now closed):
www.kikgraphics.demon.co.uk/avengerland.html
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1998

Granada Sky Broadcasting –
The Avengers
(Officially Licensed Site)

United Kingdom
To tie in with their series of Avengers reruns on British satellite channel Granada Plus, Granada Sky Broadcasting produce a brief guide to the series, along with a specially recorded introduction from Patrick Macnee.
URL (now closed):
www.gsb.co.uk/plus/action/avengers/home.html
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1998

People Are Strange –
Diana Rigg

United States
of America
Russ Steffens adds a Diana Rigg page to People Are Strange, a subsection of his Strange Fun website. The page features a biography written by David Lugowski, career highlights, a screenography and notes about Diana.
URL (now closed):
http://chaplin.pkbaseline.com/screen/strange/people/dianarig.html
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1998

The Quite Quite Fantastic
Avengers Website, Ltd

United States
of America
Michael Phillips opens The Quite Quite Fantastic Avengers Website, Ltd, which quickly becomes one of the most popular Avengers websites of the early years of Internet activity.
URL (now closed – moved 1999):
www.mindspring.com/~graey/Avengers
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1998

Avengers Mailing List @ Suburbia
International
Mark Dorset opens an email mailing list for Avengers discussions opens at Suburbia.com.au. The list remains open today and is now administered by Howard H. Hayden.
URL (now moved):
http://suburbia.com.au/avengers
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1998

The Ultimate Cult TV Page –
The Avengers Page

United Kingdom
Set up by Andrew in the wake of the old CulTv website (established in 1996) having to move from its metronet.co.uk address, this page replicated some of the material from there, including The Avengers Page, which is now simply an episode list.
URL (now closed):
http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~culttv/av1.htm
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7th January 1998

Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir
(The Avengers)

Canada
Rιjean Gosselin of Quebec opens a French language page about the series. It is essentially an episode guide – and is not to be confused with the later websites and forums from France which carried the same name.
URL (now closed):
www3.sympatico.ca/rgosselin/avengers.htm
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8th January 1998

Dial A for Avengers
France
Dial A for
Avengers
Jerome Delporte opens Dial A for Avengers, a French language website complete with English translation. The site contains a series history, a list of episodes and photo galleries from the series and the Warner Bros. movie.
URL (now closed):
www.chez.com/delporte/avengers.html
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May 1998

A&E Home Video –
Original Avengers
(Officially Licensed Site)

United States
of America
A&E Home Video launch their official website, Original Avengers, to publicise their home entertainment releases of the series. The site includes a shop for the purchase of videos and DVDs, clips from the series, background information, a demonstration of the digital remastering of The Avengers, links and message boards.
URL (now closed):
www.originalavengers.com/home.html
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Summer 1998

The Avengers
(Official Warner Bros. Website)

United States
of America
The official web presence for the 1998 Warner Bros. movie, The Avengers starring Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman and Sean Connery.
URL (now closed):
http://the-avengers.warnerbros.com/index.html
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1st August 1998

The Avengers Forever
United States
of America
Following encouragement from Jackie Lane of The Avengers – Diabolical Masterminds and Extraordinary Agents and Frances Lash, David K. Smith relaunches his Avengers website as The Avengers Forever. It is destined to become the website of choice for fans of the series over the ensuing decade – and rightly so.
URL (now closed – moved 2001):
http://davidksmith.com/avengers/welcome.htm
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12th August 1998

Best's Place –
The Avengers Cars

United States
of America
Best's Place –
The Avengers Cars
Best's Place launches and details the cars and other vehicles used in The Avengers. The site was a part of the Avengers Webring.
URL (now closed):
http://members.tripod.com/~howbe/best-2.html
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23rd August 1998

Tara-ra-boom-di-ay –
The Linda Thorson Tribute Pages

United Kingdom
TARA-RA-
BOOM-DI-AY
Chris Johnson's site devoted to Linda Thorson and Tara King, her character in The Avengers, opens its doors.
URL (now closed – moved 2000):
http://www.tv-memorabilia.demon.co.uk/tara.htm
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28th August 1998

Emma Peel
United States
of America
A small, very basic site devoted to Diana Rigg's character, Emma Peel, opens. The site contains some animated GIFs and little else. It will prove remarkably long-lived, moves to a new address in 2004 and is still on the web today!
URL (now closed – moved 2004):
http://members.aol.com/movingemma
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Autumn 1998

The Avengers –
The Official This Movie Sucks Ass Website

United States
of America
Hardly official, but proof of the negative reaction the Warner Bros. movie received in the wake of its summer 1998 release. The site contained comments, quotes and reviews. Not the most studied of websites, but interesting reading nonetheless.
URL (now closed):
www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~vic20/avengers
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4th September 1998

Mrs Peel – We're Needed!


Australia
Piers Johnson relaunches Mrs Peel – We're Needed! at a new web host, having developed the new site during August 1998. The revamped site contains an episode guide, photos of Emma Peel, acknowledgements, links and resources.
URL (now closed – moved 2002):
www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~kaleid/avenge/index.html
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2nd October 1998

The Authorised Guide to
The New Avengers

United Kingdom
The Authorised Guide to The New Avengers, now under the sole control of Dave Matthews, moves to a new URL.
URL (remains open – moved 1999):
www.mk-1.demon.co.uk/NewAvengers/home.htm
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November 1998

ET's Avengers Page
France
Eric Touchard's ET's Avengers Page moves to a new web address.
URL (now closed):
www.multimania.com/ethome/AVenger/index.html
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November 1998

Steed & Co.
France
Due to the merger of mygale.org and multimania.com, the Steed & Co URL is changed.
URL (moved 2002):
http://www.multimania.com/steedco/
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25th November 1998

Steedophilia –
The John Steed Website

United Kingdom
STEEDOPHILIA Judith M. Galloway launches her site, Steedophilia, dedicated to John Steed and the actor who portrayed him, Patrick Macnee. Before long it is also home to the Avengers Fiction Circle.
URL (now closed – moved 2003):
http://home.clara.net/jager/003gen.htm
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3rd December 1998

He! He! He! –
With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler

United Kingdom
David Chandler launches what is undoubtedly the most tongue-in-cheek of the Avengers websites. With features ranging from faked telesnaps of Series 1's Diamond Cut Diamond, to faked merchandise and Mike Gambit as an agony aunt, this is The Avengers Declassified's No. 1 'lost website' of The Avengers. This was a subsite of the He! He! He! website.
URL (now closed):
http://members.aol.com/hehehedc/avengers.html
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26th December 1998

The Unofficial Avengers Home Page
Canada
James Dawe moves his site, The Unofficial Avengers Home Page, to a new web host.
URL (now closed):
www.titanium-duck.com/~avengers
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