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We are working hard to make this site accessible to a wide audience and to ensure a better experience for all users and all technologies.

However we welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you have for us, please feel free to contact us.

Text Resizing

The modern browsers we support (Firefox 3.6 and later, Internet Explorer 7 and later, Chrome (latest version) and Safari 4.x and later) feature in-built accessibility tools, including zoom and text-resizing.

You can change the text size or adjust the page zoom in your browser by following these instructions:

  • PC / Internet Explorer 7 From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
  • PC / other browsers - Increase page zoom: Hold down the CTRL key and press + Decrease page zoom: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
  • Mac / all browsers Increase page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press + Decrease page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press -


These have now been implemented across the site in an effort to assist blind and low vision users.

What Are accesskeys?

You can find an explanation of accesskeys by following this link to Wikipedia.

The following accesskeys are implemented throughout this website in an effort to help users using screen-readers. If you find a page that does not conform to this, please let the web designer know by e-mail.

Main Menu Navigation

  • '1' - Home page.
  • 'B' - Book pages.
  • 'H' - Hospital pages.
  • 'E' - Hospice pages.
  • 'M' - History pages.
  • 'Q' - Map page.
  • 'P' - Memories pages.
  • 'W' - Workhouse pages.
  • 'I' - Information pages.

Other useful accesskeys

  • '1' - About Us
  • 'C' - Contact Us.
  • 'P' - Privacy & Cookie Policy.
  • 'R' - RSS Feed.
  • 'S' - Site Map.

Recent Site Improvements

Larger and justified text wth better line height for easier reading, plus a Serif font for readability.

All the articles now have a print button at the top of the page. Pages will print without any advertisements of other un-wanted items.

Simple site header for easier reading through greater contrast.