Contribute or Contact us

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How to make a contribution, or get in touch.

This is a community website and although initial pages have been uploaded by the committee, our aspiration is that many current, former, or future Orwell villagers will make contributions. Consequently, if you have something to share, we will be very pleased to hear from you. You will be surprised how quickly you can add your own photographs and words to the site; it is an excellent way to share memories and knowledge, with a potential worldwide audience! 

Just register and off you go. It will only take a few minutes, and you will be guided through the registration process by simple on-screen instructions.

Adding Words and Pictures - what could you add?

  • memories of life in Orwell
  • history of a house, building, or trade in Orwell
  • an old or new photograph of people, buildings or places of interest in Orwell
  • an aspect of current village life
  • comments or commentary on an existing page (or category, or topic). You will generally find an "Add a comment about this page" link at the bottom of each page.

It's up to you. Some people will feel comfortable in adding just a photo or a short comment to existing content; other individuals (or groups!) might wish to add complete articles or galleries of photographs.

It really is very easy, and surprisingly quick and flexible

  • You can Register now, and then start to create your contribution, referred to as a 'page'. You can save your page at any time and return to it later if you wish, to modify as required.
  • Once you've finished your page, just click a button to submit your words and photos to our editors for review and publishing.
  • Our volunteer editors may take several days to add your pages to the website, but an email will be sent to you when your article is published.
  • The next time you want to add information, just log in with your name and password.

Why do I have to register and log-in?

Registering sets up your own part of the website. It helps to stop unacceptable material being added to the site by unfriendly types.

Your details will be retained in case the editors need to make contact with you. An example of such a need is if something needs checking on any contribution you have made before it is uploaded to the main site. Rest assured that your email address will not be publicly available on the site, and you are hereby reassured that we will not pass on your email address to anyone without your permission. Please read more here of our privacy policy or through the links either at the very top or the very bottom of the page.

How to contact us

Send an email to contact us:

Terms and Conditions

  • Text submitted to the site may be re-edited by us for the sake of consistency, style, clarity or readability.

  • Images and photographs submitted to this website may be cropped or digitally enhanced (for example, to improve contrast). Images can be the subject of a “credit”, dependent upon circumstances.

  • Orwell Past & Present (OP&P) is under no obligation to publish any text or photographs submitted to the site.

  • OP&P may reject material on the grounds of copyright infringement, offensiveness or other legal considerations.

  • OP&P will not accept contributions of an overt commercial, marketing or advertising nature. We are, however, happy to accept historical content from commercial organisations (for example, the memories of a shop-owner or the history of a commercial organisation with a base in Orwell).

Any Questions?

Do you need any help with the material you're thinking of adding? Do you need help with writing your article, or help with publishing it to the site?  If so, please contact us on

If your enquiry relates to difficulty in Registering yourself as a member of this 'Orwell Past & Present' website, again you should contact us on

This page was added by Jack Latimer on 10/12/2012.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.