This is a “See you again, sometime” post; the type of “good-bye” that is not intended to be final but where you make no immediate plans for when you might meet.
After three weeks and a follow-up appointment at Bradford Royal Infirmary, the hope is that my ‘something and nothing’ is probably more of a nothing – or at least unlikely to recur. We shall see. But, with each passing week, the three weeks without doing a post on the blog have confirmed for me that I have made the right decision. For the foreseeable future other priorities, including research on Victorian Ripley Ville, must come first.
The blog is on hold. I think until the end of February 2015 at least.
The pages on the web-site will stay accessible.
I would still be interested in contacts from people who had ancestors living in or connected toRipley Ville in the Victorian period 1866 – 1885 or to Bowling Dyeworks from 1835 – 1885. You can use the form below to get in touch or the info on the contact page
I won’t be abandoning the rediscovering Ripley Ville project.
- I am still concerned about the alms houses.
- I am still contactable if you have an interest in helping to make connections between Victorian Ripley Ville, present-day West Bowling and its history and heritage.
- I will be publishing whatever comes out of the new research on the ‘water-closets controversy’ and intend to make good on a long-overdue promise for future booklets in the rediscovering Ripleyville series.
If there is any way, however small, in which you feel you could help this wider project, you can use the form below. Please get in touch.
Can I thank those of you who have already got in touch over the past few weeks by e-mail, through comments on the blog, ‘likes’ on the Facebook page or signing up as a ‘Friend’ of Ripley Ville (see column right →). I will get back to you as soon as I can.
My continuing best wishes to those of you who contributed and helped make the web-site, the go-to site for Ripleyville, Bowling Dyeworks, the Ripleys and the Victorian history of west Bowling over the last two and a half years. Its a significant success story.
Maybe it (or a replacement?) will be again.
So, see you again sometime.
Yes – come a bit out of the blue hasn’t it?
All the rRV blog posts are now “password protected” – rather than just a few.
It wasn’t planned.
It was one of those ’something and nothing’ things that brought it about. I had a couple of days in hospital last week; nothing life threatening though it was unpleasant enough for me to want to avoid a repeat. But it did make me stop.
Once stopped and under doctor’s instructions to, “Take it easy for a week”, plans that would have taken the blog and the rediscovering Ripleyville project through to and beyond 15th November next year – and Ripley Ville’s 150th anniversary – just started to unravel.
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This post is for YOU!
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The sections below are essential reading.
They tell you what to do and what not to do to so the rediscovering Ripleyville project can do what it needs to do.
They set out:-
- The need to license rediscovering Ripley Ville (rRV) content
- The status of content elsewhere on the internet about Victorian Ripley Ville
- The rRV quality guarantee
They are for ‘for-profit’ individuals or groups (local or otherwise) and those in the ‘not-for -profit’ or ‘profit-for-purpose’ sectors, who create work or publish to the internet on Ripleyville and related topics.
All visitors to the site should read them. They form part of the conditions of use of the publicly accessible areas of the web-site and its public content.
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It is the intention of the rediscovering Ripleyville (rRV) project to bring benefit to the people living and working close to where Victorian Ripley Ville was built and where earlier events occurred that led to the village’s development.
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One way of locking in benefit is to license content from this web-site or the research activity of the rediscovering Ripley Ville project. That has always been the intention of this site and the rediscovering Ripleyville project. Licences to funded not-for-profit groups and organisations, the public sector and for-profit publication would command a fee on a sliding scale (details on request).
This is a variation on a model that has been made familiar by everything from High Street charity shops to the Big Issue seller. It is a Social Enterprise model that uses trading to supplement other income streams. It is used by many groups in Heritage-related projects.
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Previously not-for-profit use of content was allowed where this site was indicated as the source of that content. This was intended to cover occasional reciprocal arrangements.
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- As of today, 15th October 2014, use of the content of the rRV web-site has not been licensed to any other web-based author, group or their publisher. Nor has it been issued for print-based publishing.
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A list of licencees and of licensed use of content will also appear on this web-site.
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Use of content for private use, for review purposes or where this constitutes ‘fair dealing’ within copyright law requires no licence.
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A simple request by ‘phone, text or e-mail to this project (see Contacts) is usually all that is needed to agree this.
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Many of the blog posts on this web-site are drafts. They may be and often will be about what is provisional; knowledge accumulated so far.
In order not to over-claim, posts will say if knowledge is provisional or more speculative or where further research is needed.
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