Light Straw UK
L i g h t s t r a w  UK

An amalgam of specialised history sites of observations, recollections and threads of information making sense of the past.

Domains include Fynevue, My GPO Family, and Lightstraw derivations edited by John Chenery. The GPO/Clocksystems pages are authored by Simon Taylor.
All domains here are operated with an SSL security (padlock) certificate, and should default to https:// for safe data exchange/browsing.

Photo galleries with the Juicebox javascript may not currently display due to licensing/software, which is to be due checked in June 2021.

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Light Straw pages have been on-line since 19th August 1997, with the domain name active from October 1999. 'Light Straw logo' photographed by Tony Inglis.
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Designed, compiled and published by John Chenery © 1997 - 2021 with additions from contributors.
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Light Straw UK is a freely produced, not-for-profit website, but costs are incurred from site visits, photo licences, web space and ISP payments. If you have enjoyed reading these pages, you may enjoy my books too! Purchases will help offset costs and allow the site to continue to expand.

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Design, images and text compiled by © Light-Straw. Page last updated 30 May 2021.

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