For the purposes of this website, OB will always stand for "The Order of the Bed" unless stated otherwise. The conditions of use of this website can change at any time as a result of us re-writing this webpage. We will at least give you fair warning by changing the note at the top of the homepage. By using this website you accept the terms on this webpage; they're not unreasonable.The last update increased the page numbers included in the byline of this page, corrected typos and amended this comment.
You are allowed to use this website for your own personal browsing and reference, for reference for books, joke contests, and other public items (although an understandable and visible and/or audible point must be made that this website was the source of this information; except for the jokes, where copyright expired in around 8,000BC). It is advised that you do not use this information for legal cases as we have no intention of taking legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is provided in good faith, and you should exercise common sense when working with it.
You are allowed to quote sections of this website, subject to the terms above.
You are allowed to display this website to a group of people, but unless you have been involved in the construction of this website you may not in any way pass it off as your own website or as a website associated with yourself, and you may not pass it off as being constructed by anyone else whom you know unless they have been directly involved in the construction of this website. In order to be directly involved you must have written at least one page of this site. Consultants who have given advice on any part are only allowed to say that they provided advice for that part, and then only if the advice was heeded. Unless you were directly involved you may not take any credit for the content of this site.
You are not allowed to:
If you wish to make comments on this website, please feel free to get in touch. Comments should be kept short, to the point, and should not make inflammatory or libellous comments against anything which may be associated, publicly or privately, with the OB: such comments may give rise to legal action being taken. We can be contacted here: once you have got in touch your email will be read by someone called Gawain Nicholson. Please provide a full name, as it's nice to know who's getting in touch. This address can be used for general Order of the Bed bits and the Wye Valley Railway bits. Anything which you find by following an external link or the Egress page will have different contacts, though if you wish to moan that you found something unsuitable by following a link we may take the link out. Please don't try to defraud us; it's not worth it, as not only are we broke but we are also highly cynical.
If you can show that you own copyright to anything on this website we will be highly surprised (since we wrote all the text, barring one or two quotes, took all the pictures, without exception, and drew all the maps, albeit based on information from OS maps and documents held in public record offices) but will attempt to keep quibbling to a minimum and will remove the offending page as soon as possible.
Anyone sending a message to the Order of the Bed will receive a response, if possible within 48 hours. This is a default operation, and will occur to all addresses, including those not actively monitored, unless we feel that a response would not be appropriate. If we don't respond, it's not a comment about you or your message; we are merely too lazy to read/ check emails at that moment in time.
Once you have digested this, we would like to add that we are actually a cheerful bunch with a rotten sense of humour, best summarised by our copyright protection of the Jokes page, where we have ensured that all jokes are too rotten to be worth nicking, thus preventing theft.
We are delighted to receive positive feedback at all times.
And finally - one last important message:-