Copyright & Photos
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator of intellectual wealth (e.g. the photographer of a photograph or the author of a book) to receive compensation for their work and be able to financially support themselves.
Old black and white photos
Copyright is retained by a photographer or artist for 70 years after their death. A large number of the old black and white photos that we use have come from postcards typically c1900 -1930. So while every reasonable step is taken to credit the original, many printing companies have long since disappeared and even with the wonders of the internet it is not possible to accurately say who ownes it.
An old postcard of the Abercorn Arms Hotel, posted in 1930 and found in the public domain
All of the old black and white photos that we use, like to photo above, have been collected from the public domain or have been sent to us and have been used with acknowledgements. If you believe we have used or referenced your work without consent please contact us via the contact page.
A modern photo of the Abercorn taken by us in 2019
All colour photos used on this site were taken by us and we own the copyright to them. If you would like to use them on your site please feel free and a link back is always appreciated. We have hundreds of modern photos of Stanmore, Why not contact us and let us know what you need, only a small fraction of local photos make it to the site, and we might also give you a mention on the links page too.
Review of this copyright statement
We will update this notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those outlined here on our website on the day you use our website. If you have any questions regarding this copyright statement, please contact us.
This copyright statement was last updated on February 22nd 2020.