What is OLDREIGATE.COM?
While a number of history books are available which cover our locality, these books may
have a limited cope, partly due to the number of pictures you can physically fit into them.
A website is not restricted in this way, and hence OLDREIGATE.COM was born, to provide a limitless
hub of local pictorial data. Users are
encouraged to browse the website, as well as to submit images to be added to the archive. If
you would like to add your pictures, then please contact us.
OLDREIGATE.COM was started in August 2002. As
time goes on, it is hoped that more and more content will be added, so that the website will become
increasingly useful and interesting as time passes.
How to use the full OLDREIGATE.COM website
The home page comprises of
some links at the left of the window, a search facility at the top of the page, and a map on the right hand side.
The total size of the map
is rather large so you only see a small portion of the map at a time, and you need to
click on the arrows around the edge of the displayed map to navigate around.
Within this map, you'll find "hotspots". That is,
areas which are clickable on. When you click on a hotspot, then old pictures of that area
will be displayed. The hotspots are detectable because the mouse pointer may change when passing
over a hotspot, and when the pointer is hovered over a hotspot, the name of the road or area will be
displayed. When you have clicked on a hotspot and the photographs are viewed, use the scroll bar
on the right hand side to view all of the pictures to the bottom of the page, and then use the
"Back to your previous page" button to return to the map.
You may find it easier to click on what's new, which presents a list of all
of the pages on the website, and informs you of when they were last updated.
You can now leave comments for other people to see. Please feel free to use this facility.
Underneath some of the images you will see a link which you can follow to purchase a high quality print
of the image from the "Francis Frith Collection".
The mobile OLDREIGATE.COM website
In December 2013 the mobile version of OLDREIGATE.COM was launched. The website should automatically detect
that you are using a phone, and switch into this website, although you can toggle between the websites, whatever
device you are using.
Unfortunately the maps have been dropped with the mobile site, so you need to use the Google custom search to find
content, although you may view the "What's New" page, as well as a list of all of the OLDREIGATE.COM pages in alphabetical
OLDREIGATE.COM is not for profit
This website has been created to be a source of historic data, accessible and
of interest to townsfolk both past and present. It has not been set up with a profit motive.
There are links within this website where one can purchase prints of photographs
on-line. Any sales from using these links will result in a small
commission going to OLDREIGATE.COM.
It is our expectation that the annual funds raised from this commission will be minimal, and will
be given to charity.