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Hints on using this web site
"History"
Various narrative histories of Towcester.
"A tour"
Tours of various places in Towcester.
"People"
Some notable people born in or connected with Towcester. For a full list of Towcester people click on "More Towcester People ..." at the bottom of the menu.
"Places"
Some notable buildings in Towcester. For a full list of Towcester places click on "More Towcester Places ..." at the bottom of the menu.
"Families"
Some lists of interest to family history researchers. For a full list of family history resources click on "More Towcester Family History ..." at the bottom of the menu.
"The Society"
Our aims, programme of lectures and publications.
"World War 1"
The society hosts the web pages for the Towcester Area WW1 Commemoration.
There are seven areas of the web site, reached by clicking on one of these menus:-

Finding your way around

The information is divided into sections, or chapters, on a particular topic. This section, for example, is called "The Towcester and District Local History Society" as shown at the top of the menu on the left. There could be half a dozen or a dozen web pages in a section, and these are indicated by a menu in the first column.

To navigate between the pages in a section you can use
  • the menu on the left; or
  • the previous or next buttons just below the red banner area at the top of the page; or
  • the previous page or next page buttons at the foot of the page.
You can always return to the home page (welcome page) by clicking Home at the top left.

There is a page called the Site Map which is a list of all the web pages on the site. This page is sometimes helpful to find what you are looking for. There is a link to it at the foot of every page.

Printing

The display will expand to fill the width of your screen, and so is suitable for wide screens. However for printing an A4 sized version of the page is produced. Click "print preview" in the File tab of your web browser (top left) to see what the printed page will look like. To print it click "Print this page" at the top right, instead of using "print" in the File tab.

Images

The images on the webpage are only small size thumbnails to make loading of the page faster. You can click on most images to see an enlarged version in a pop-up window. If an enlarged version of an image is available the image will have a red border when the mouse pointer is over it.

Security

The web pages need "Javascript" to be enabled. This is fairly safe. "Java", which is not the same as Javascript, in spite of the similar sounding names, does not need to be enabled.

Copyright

Some pages or images may be copyright. There is a link to our applicable copyright conditions at the foot of every page.

The old style of web page

Pages dated before August 2009 are in the old format, which is set at a fixed A4 width. Enlargements of most images is still possible, but the navigating between pages is by links at the very top or very bottom of the page.
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