The Bishopston Society suspended operations in October 2019. This is nothing to do with any virus, pandemic or lockdown. It's "just" due to lack of people to run it.
To all intents and purposes, we are therefore CLOSED. We are trying to maintain some interest via Facebook (and to a lesser exent Twitter) - see our social media feeds on the right hand side of our web site. The web site itself is not being updated (much), but all our work over the years is still represented well on the site, so we hope it will remain a useful resource....
.....and the possibility of the organisation being revived (quite possibly with a new name, and maybe refocused goals) has not been ruled out. It "just" needs some community support in the form of fresh new people-power, ie volunteers to get things going again, a small team maybe. Those of us left behind from the pre-October committee have undertaken to help anyone stepping forward, and are keeping things alive, if dormant, in case a handover to a new leader/group becomes possible.
Why are we closed? Can YOU help?
Our work was put on hold due to a leadership crisis. A public meeting gave massive support for a continuation of our work, and generated lots of good ideas. But nobody has come forward to carry those ideas forward. A vacuum has therefore been left, but it can be filled.....
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Optionally edit the title of your new article in the ‘Title’ box at the top left-hand side.
Now start typing or editing the text of the article in the main editing box.
At this point, once you have added the title and some content, click on the ‘Save’ box, botom left, otherwise everything you have done already can all too easily be lost! It’s a good idea to regularly click on ‘Save’ as you write.
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Find the "Insert/edit image" button on the toolbar, to open ‘Image Manager Extended’.
On fourth option from top on left – ‘Alignment’ select ‘Right’ from the drop-down box.
On the left hand side, in column marked ‘Folders’, navigate the folder hierarchy as required, to find an image from the existing library or add a new one.
To add a new image, click ‘Upload’ icon near the right hand side. Click on ‘green ‘Browse’ box at bottom. This takes you to your computer files where you can locate your image. Click on the image you want to use, then on ‘Open’ tab at bottom right. Now click on blue ‘Upload’ tab, bottom right. Then click on central blue box at bottom – ‘Insert’.
Hey presto (if you have done all above correctly!), the article should now be ready.
There are lots of other editing features, which, with growing confidence, you should be able to experiment with. We have some layout standards and conventions too, though, and make a point of avoiding over-"fancy" editing features. See further items in the Documentation collection...
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