Unless otherwise stated all the articles reproduced on this site have been sourced from material published in the United Kingdom since 1960. Printed material has been scanned and digitised for web publication.
Please note that the texts which appear here are the same as they first appeared in printed form. We have amended any obvious typographical errors found in the original texts, however we have NOT otherwise edited or attempted to 'improve' any of the published items – what you read here is essentially what you would read looking at the original publication. Any differences are due to errors made by us in the scanning / digitising process. If you spot any errors please let us know – we will be happy to correct them.
The situation is slightly different regarding the photographs and graphics used to illustrate many articles. The original publications are often now many years old, and were originally produced cheaply, to print standards much lower than today's. Where the surviving illustrations were of adequate quality they have been scanned and reproduced here. Where they were of poor quality we have replaced them with better quality versions of the same image or, failing that, a 'different but similar' image. To clarify this point: an article about Mr X might have been illustrated with a photograph of Mr X making a speech. If this photo was of poor quality we would first try to source a better quality version of the same photo. If we were unable to do this we have used a stock photo of Mr X.