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Design, writing, photography and graphics: Michael Holmes

Additional photography: Ian Paterson

History text: Author unknown

Domain registration and hosting: Fast2Host

WordPress theme: Brunelleschi

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GDPR & Privacy policy

We take your privacy very seriously and will not do anything to infringe it.


This site uses cookies to allow the site to function and to track usage patterns of this site in order to improve it. These include cookies set directly by this site and also by our site statistics providers, Statcounter and Google Analytics. The information we collect does NOT identify you personally.


If you choose to give us your e-mail address or any other personal details in order to receive an answer to an enquiry, this will not be passed to any other person or organisation without your express consent.

We will only use it to answer your enquiry. The only exception to this is if we receive another enquiry from another person that is directly relevant to you. An example of this is if we receive an enquiry from another person searching for the same family members as you. In this case, we will only pass on your and the other person’s e-mail addresses if you both agree to it.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to e-mail us.


If you buy anything from the site shop, we will record your name, address and email address to allow us to process the payment. If you buy a subscription to the Friends of Foston, we will also use your email address to invite you to renew your subscription when it expires.

We will not use your details for any other purpose and we will delete your details after the retention period expires.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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