These hints have opened in a new page which you can
minimise, and then refer to again whilst using the
Our navigation is designed to be obvious
it never is!
And, we do prefer not to clutter up the pages with instructions, so some buttons are not so obvious.
We expect to have some silly errors: sorry.
Words in menu lists are buttons.
The header in menus (red) is a button which goes logically back ie back up the menu structure, not always back to where you came from. It gets a more general menu, or goes to the main menu page.
The upper section of the menu generally fetches a page on the right;
the lower section generally fetches a subordinate menu.
Most images are buttons to a larger image;
menu images might be divided into button boxes.
In [nearly] all pages, in the right frame, the upper left logo button goes out to the main menu at the top of the website; this is your escape button.
If you are looking at the grid square of a map, which is live, clicking the middle goes back to the index sheet for the map's grid squares, however you might have come from some other page - the gazetteer perhaps. If you want to return to where you came from, either use the back button provided on the page, or in more recent browsers the back button displayed on the toolbar.
In grid square images from old maps the edges will take you to the adjacent square (if it exists).
The pages of this project were designed using screens of
800x600 pixels with full colour; but were planned with higher
resolution screens in mind.
If you are using an low resolution screen, you can
maximise the screen area by changing the browser
options, for example:-
This project makes use of FRAMESETS and FRAMES in HTML.
If your browser does not support these features you will
have to get a more uptodate browser. The simplicity
and openness of navigation with frames is too enormous to
A number of the files in this project are large, about
1.5 to 2.5Mbytes compressed, in use they can be very much
bigger, perhaps 80Mbytes; these will take time to load, and
when decompressed may be too much for your computer! The
more RAM you have the better. If you have trouble you
might try running the screen at 256 colours which
forces uncompressed files to a smaller size.
The website was designed with a slow internet connection in mind, but was not constrained by this. (Where we live we CANNOT have broad band!) In particular, we believe that the single sheet maps provided should be legible and, where possible, be entire, not just in small pieces. You are warned when you are offered large files, and you can run the project and enjoy a lot of it without them. If working from a DVD, you can speed up operations by copying the entire contents of the project onto your hard drive, to run it from there; it needs about 2.5 Gbytes of hard drive space.