Some pictures and narrative have been taken from the following sites. Where possible I have tried to obtain permission. If any site has any legitimate objection to a picture being used then please email me and it will be removed.
Copyright is a difficult subject particularly when very old pictures are being used. Many of the pictures used here are widely available on other sites, making copyright ownership (if any exists) extremely hard to establish.
It is generally accepted that if any two of the following situations applied we would be deemed to have taken sufficient action to avoid infringing copyright laws:
Reasonable efforts made to contact the copyright holder have been fruitless
No financial gain will be made in relation to the photos
The archive is used for research or educational purpose
A letter of comfort is obtained from present owner of photos
There is a proviso included stating that if offence is caused document will be removed
The website owner undertakes to remove any photograph from the website where offence is caused. The conditions have therefore been met.