It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Geoff Gillon in the early part of June 2021. His death was unexpected although he had been suffering ill-health for a number of years.
We lived on opposite sides of the country but it was a collaboration that worked and it was his enthusiasm and zeal that made him the main driver of this website and I would probably have given up a long time ago without his encouragement.
With this in mind, although I will keep the website live in his memory, I will not be accepting any new registrations, photographs or additions. [If you are already on the contact list and wish to amend your details then I will, of course, do that at least for the foreseeable future.]
How to Register
with this site:
on the REGISTER button at the bottom of each page
window will open with a Registration Form
in the boxes on the form as necessary
on the SUBMIT button at the bottom
How to Add
on Post Bag in the menu
on Create a New Message
Complete ALL the boxes
date MUST be in DD/MM/YY format (i.e. 05/03/02) - if the
date is not in this format your message will be lost
on SAVE MESSAGE
How to Add
on Memories in the menu
on Add a Memory
Complete ALL the boxes
on ADD MEMORY
PC USERS ON HOW TO AVOID LOTS OF TYPING WHILST ON LINE
can do the first part of this while you are off-line.
Notepad or a simple text editor
your Personal Notes or Message or Memory
all the text and go to EDIT and then COPY
on-line, open the Torbitt website and navigate to the entry form
the cursor in the blank Personal Notes or Message or Memory box
(click inside the blank box)
text you copied from Notepad should now appear in the box
forget to fill in the other fields!
the SUBMIT, SAVE MESSAGE or ADD MEMORY button
How to Search
on Contact Page in the menu
search for a particular name enter EITHER all or part of first
name ORsurname (not
both!) and click the SEARCH button
You can also see the latest additions or the full list by clicking
on the appropriate links.
Notes for Emailing Pictures:
First check that a similar photo is not already
on the site.
Photos should be submitted in JPG format suitable
for the PC
Scan at 300 dots per inch if possible.
If the photo is curled then weight the lid
of the scanner with a heavy book!
Scale to no larger than 800 pixels wide (no
larger than 300k file size if possible)
Email them as attachments - one at a time.
The name of file should reflect the title of
(eg "1965class3b.jpg" rather than "school.jpg").
Please supply year taken and name of class
The photo can then be included in the website
and you can use the form that is below it to enter the names in
the correct positions.
....and note that we reserve the right to reject
pictures - usually either because it is a subject already covered
or due to quality
seeing the latest version of the site:
you think you may not be seeing the updates then it is probably
because the site's pages are stored in your browser's memory (the
Internet Explorer users:
the top of your browser window go to TOOLS (little cog symbol) and then INTERNET
OPTIONS - you will see a window similar to the one shown below:
Under Browsing History, click
will clear the cache
can also click on SETTINGS
Tick the box for Temporary Internet files
Click on the Delete button and wait until the deletion is complete
on OK to close the windows
the top of your browser window click on REFRESH (little circular arrow to the right of the address bar)
For Chrome users:
Click the Tools menu (three vertical dots in top RH corner)
Go to MORE TOOLS > CLEAR BROWSING DATA.
Select a time period from the drop-down at the top
You only need to have CACHED IMAGES AND FILES selected