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A little information on us
 
This is a locally operated website, established May 2005
Based at Fernhurst on the West Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire border, England.
 
As of April 2015
This combined site is composed of over 10,730 pages and contains over 22,850 images, in total, throughout the combined site.
Our combined site receives over 302,000 page hits per month
Valid, answerable, reader emails average at present 374 per month from 44 countries
Our offline archive contains over 871, 400 digitised images, mostly awaiting uploading.
 
 
We update and add information throughout this site on a constant daily basis. When you visit a site on the net your computer stores pages and images to make later visits download quicker. If you regularly use or have visited our pages previously, remember to refresh the pages for any new entries.
 
If you came to this website looking for specific information and were unable to find it, or you notice an error, please let us know. In this way we can ensure that other visitors requiring similar information will find the correct answers.
 

 
Contact us
If you have any submissions, articles, comments, photos, complaints or compliments, take a few minutes to contact us.
 
To make the spammers life a little more difficult we have written our email address so that an automated 'bot' cannot read it.
To email us write admin and then @ which is then followed by gravelroots.net to finish off.

 
Please note that we can not, under any circumstances, become involved in telephone conversations regarding the website or research.
We are not a retail outlet and do not have facilities to accept visitors.
 

 
Images
By contributing an image to www.gravelroots.net you declare that you are the copyright owner, or have permission from the copyright owner to publish the image on this site, or that the image has no known copyright issues. Your email address and-or computers IP address may be logged to prevent abuse and to help resolve any infringement issues that may arise.
 
When you contribute content to us, images or information, you give Gravelroots Websites a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, publish, sub-licence, publicly display and distribute such content. Make sure that you have the necessary rights to grant us this licence for content that you submit to our Site.
You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you may hold in the information or images.
What belongs to you remains yours.
 
 
Requesting images
Note that the download, you are requesting is reproduced from a digital copy in our archive, you are not obtaining the original image, nor any rights regarding the original image or to reproduce, publish, publicly display or exhibit, electronically, including websites or otherwise, the image, unless by prior agreement.
 

 
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Viewing the Gravelroots site indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions

Privacy policy
 
Whilst on line at Gravelroots, you may send your address or an e-mail to submit your site to the links pages, classified or comments etc. Some websites will sell your name, phone number or e-mail address to other companies, resulting in you being bombarded with unsolicited advertising.
Gravelroots will never do that. All personal details, unless requested otherwise by the sender, will remain completely confidential to us.
Gravelroots reserves the right to contact you so that we can confirm your submission, or regarding content in Gravelroots submitted by you.
We DO NOT collect and store any personal information other than contact details for our use only.
If you suspect any breach of this policy please contact us immediately.


 

Cookies
 
Adverts served directly by Google, such as those carried by Gravelroots.net, may use cookies to help support "interest-based advertising". There is more information about this subject available here on Google's site. Information about DoubleClick cookies associated with Google adverts can be found here.
Google Analytics, is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains. There is more information about this subject available here on Google's site.
Gravelroots.net does not use nor install cookies.
 


Copyright

Original images and web designs are copyright of Gravelroots and may not be reproduced without permission from the original owner.
Unauthorised embedding of this site within any other unauthorised site is strictly forbidden. Unauthorised embedding of pages is simple theft.
Illegal embedding of site pages by websites such as 123people.com is a simple confidence trick using other website content to obtain an advertising platform.
 
Private individuals are welcome to download most material they wish for private, non commercial, non website, use. Please be aware that the downloaded material would still contain security tags which would become visible if uploaded at a later date.
 
Due to previous plagiarism and content theft we have unfortunately had to install certain security features to the site.
 
Almost all images are 'tagged', ie: a jpeg code [or invisible electronic watermarking] is installed in the image or deliberate 'flow coding' is added to some text. Regular searches are made for the tags, by a third party, automated Bot, and Gravelroots will act on unauthorised use by any websites. Note that even copied, resized, images still carry the tag and even re-written text will transfer the tag when you upload. see below.

Photo & image info-
Technology is available from The Digimarc Corporation which enables an invisible digital watermark [tag] to be embedded into the image, this company has a robot that scans the Web looking for images with such a watermark. It then notifies the registered owner of the image and the URL address where it was found.
We also use a similar method called 'flow texting' which tags text. see Digimarc.com
Gravelroots also actively employs COPYSENTRY to protect against plagiarism and content theft.
 
In November 2009 at Brighton County Court, 'Gravelroots Websites' successfully completed an action against 'Hyperdirectories, South Coast' over copyright issues. As a result 'Gravelroots Websites' was awarded a 'backdated fee' and obtained compensation for the same. Substantial costs were also ordered by the court. 'Hyperdirectories, South Coast' has now ceased trading.


Old Postcards & other 'vintage' images
Many of the images shown have received substantial enhancement and, or, repairs have been made, digitally from the 'scan' of the original work. Many of the postcards or images are damaged or in very bad condition before scanning. We ascertain NO copyright over the original images. We simply show reproductions of the postcards etc in our, or donators, possession. The scanned images shown of our, or donators, property [ie: postcard or other image] ARE copyright to Gravelroots Websites.
 
Because of the work, time and costs involved, the images we show on our pages do contain IP in our behalf and are therefore 'tagged' accordingly. Where the images contain tags they may not be used in any form, on any other website or media without our consent. These tags are visible to a 'digimarc robot'. If you require to use these images in their original condition then please email us and were possible we will attempt to help.

Photo & image info-
Technology is available from The Digimarc Corporation which enables an invisible digital watermark [tag] to be embedded into the image, this company has a robot that scans the Web looking for images with such a watermark. It then notifies the registered owner of the image and the URL address where it was found.
We also use a similar method called 'flow texting' which tags text. see Digimarc.com
 




 
General Disclaimers and Information

Gravelroots websites publish historical information, as presented to us, in good faith. The authors of researched family history have invariably attempted to create an accurate account or no purpose would have been served in researching it. Although we do seek to ensure that information contained throughout the website is accurate it is impractical to check the accuracy of all the information contained therein. As with all historical work, you should check other sources for corresponding data, rather than rely on any one source.
 
Gravelroots websites shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage, which may arise from the use of any of the information contained in any of the materials on this web site.
 
Certain [hypertext] links in this Site will lead to web sites, which are not under the control of Gravelroots websites. When you activate any of these you will leave the Gravelroots web site. We have no control over and will accept no responsibility or liability for the material on any web site which is not under our direct control. We do inspect all sites prior to linking for content and will not approve any which may offend.
 
In order to prevent improper use of email addresses by third parties we will not display contributors' email addresses on the boards unless asked to do so. If you need to contact a contributor without an email address then email Gravelroots and we shall pass your message on.
 
Whilst we make every effort to ascertain provenance of any material contributed to these pages, it may be possible some has been used without consent as some of the content may have been trawled from the internet when contributed by readers.
If this is the case, please contact us so that, if correct, we may alter the layout of this site to the satisfaction of all concerned
All contributed material is checked for 'security tags' and copyright watermarking.
By uploading an image to www.gravelroots.net you declare that you are the copyright owner, or have permission from the copyright owner to publish the image on this site. Your email address and-or computers IP address may be logged to prevent abuse and to help resolve any infringement issues that may arise.
 
Furthermore it remains the duty of the contributor to assess copyright. If any doubt occurs Gravelroots will install a possible source and/or hyperlink with the material and attempt to contact the possible owner.
 
Gravelroots websites attempts to contact everyone listed within the directories etc. on this site at least once a year. However, we cannot take responsibility for those organisations or individuals who do not respond and who do not update their information.
 
Gravelroots websites reserves the right to remove, or ammend, at any time, without notification or reason, any text, links, images or information at our sole discretion.
Gravelroots websites also reserves the right to ammend, at any time, without notification or reason, the above policies.
 
Viewing the Gravelroots site indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions
 


Through these past years, Gravelroots has relied on our pockets and your gifts to support the work we do.
Be assured, We have no frilly offices, no expense accounts, we spend everything received on getting information to you.
read more here
 



Gravelroots is a locally operated website based at Fernhurst, near Midhurst & Petworth, West Sussex.
Information and images are updated throughout this site on a constant daily basis. If you regularly use or
have visited these pages previously remember to refresh the pages for any new entries...Refresh page.
If you are searching for specific information and unable to find it, or you see errors, please let us know.
 

Todays photos, observations and news are tomorrows history, be part of it.
You can add photos, documents or information to these pages, or start a new one.
Simply e-mail your material to us & share it with everyone. Your material will be credited to you, or as you wish.
 
A short selection of links to a few of the many other pages from Gravelroots
The Vintage Trail | The Rother Valley Trail | Churches | Venue - Gigs and live music | Pubs & Hotels | Emergency Services archive | more
Rother Valley Modern Communities
Chithurst | Cocking | Didling | Duncton | Easebourne | East Lavington | Fernhurst | Fittleworth | Graffham
Harting | Heyshott | Iping | Lickfold | Linch | Lodsworth | Lurgashall | Midhurst | Milland | Northchapel | Nyewood
Petworth | Rogate | Selham | South Ambersham | Stedham | Sutton | Tillington | Trotton | Upperton
 
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