Frequently Asked Questions

GooseyGoo considers all physical remains of human industrial endeavours to be a relevant relic!

That means yes to bronze age mines and yes to farming practices! However it does exclude religious buildings (such as churches, abbeys and cathedrals).

It is not restricted to the industrial revolution in Britain, even though admittedly that does make up the bulk of the remains today!

We love to see early examples of industrial activity, such as windmills and waterwheels if they still remain!! The era has no lower limit, so the earlier the remains the better, but I think for now we should stop at redundant and disused industrial sites, probably around the 1950’s!

Here is a very brief table of in’s and out’s, but by no means covers all relics, so please feel free to add a site with unknown or other as its category and I will create one especially for it if need be!

In Out
All transport structures, eg bridges and tunnels All religious structures eg Abbeys, churches and cathedrals
Warehouses and industrial buildings (pre circa 1950s) Domestic dwellings (unless of special industrial person)
Monument to engineer/industrialist/event/former site site of engineer/industrialist/event/former site with no remains left. We only want to map the remains in Britain.
Prehistoric/ ancient mines – bronze age, iron age etc…early mining..lovely! medieval village
Long house or significant farm-stead – just! standing stones or stone circles – sadly no.
Anything to do with transport, eg railways or canals. Even Roman roads! Roman city wall or juicy old city features – probably not. No to a clock tower for example.
Cuttings, embankments, inclined planes or track beds. Old footpath or right of way – unless for known industrial significance

Please click on the + Add an Item in the centre of the top menu bar. This will open a form that you can fill-in to generate the dedicated page and assign a pin on the all important map!

Simply select Relic or Organisation from the site type options and your site will appear on the Industrial Relics map!

It is free to add a site to the GooseyGoo Industrial Relics map, unless you want to promote it.

You will be prompted to add a title, description, select categories and upload an image if you have one. Don’t worry if you don’t have an image though. Hit Submit and we will do the rest!

You will be notified by email when your site is put on the map!

Add as many sites as possible or necessary!

The reason being, as times change, larger yards and businesses get sold off in lots and redeveloped losing their narrative and character and the scene may not be as obvious in the future as it is now. So add each relic separately just in case they get split up later on down the line!

For a shipbuilding yard or docks for example, add one map entry in the centre or most significant place for the overall information, then in the description you can mention some of the surrounding relics. Then add a new pin on the map for every surrounding relic, eg crane, warehouse, wharf.

In the text you can link between the sites, eg, this crane is part of the works of Bing Bong and Son and make a click-through link and vice versa….

Email: [email protected]

Assign both! The more the merrier!

This happens quite a lot, for example an aqueduct serving the inland waterways can become converted into a dry viaduct for the roads. For this I’d select aqueduct and viaduct (road bridge) and explain it in the text. Then it can be picked up on either search.

Don’t worry too much though, because the site will be proof-read and edited if necessary on submission by a moderator prior to being put on the map anyway!

If the site is already added, but you would like to pay to enhance the listing or change it entirely, the please use the + Add an Item procedure. Please add a comment to the reviewer in the box provided (just before Submit) to say that this is to replace an existing site. Then the reviewer can edit the site accordingly!

You will then be asked to submit it and pay. Once the listing has been visually verified and looks to be in order and the payment has been received, the site will become a featured site and show all the changes and improvements that you’ve made. You will then own that site listing and be able to edit and update it as necessary within the payment period. Nobody else will be able to alter your efforts and you can set the GooseyGoo rating to whatever you like – so honk away!

Email us at: [email protected]

During the verification process, we check your submission so that it is of good quality and in keeping with the GooseyGoo ethos. We check:

We check spelling and grammar.

We check the contact details and links.

We check the main facts that are claimed against online records and our record library and by consulting our learned friends!

We also sort your image out for you. So that may require some enhancements and resizing etc. We will even add a subtle watermark for you (in text) if you ask us to nicely!

We also ensure that you have the correct categories (all that may apply), so that you are found in every relevant search.

And finally, we will contact you if the listing is incomplete or slightly weak, so that you are pleased with the end result and that it has maximum effect for you.

As you can imagine, this takes time and depending on the workload and whether I stay up until 3 am every morning, there may be a delay between payment and approval. Rest assured though, the clock will not start ticking until the listing is approved, so you will not be paying for the delay, as it were.

If you are not happy then we will contact the person that has paid to promote your site and pass-on your concerns. They may be willing to work with you to improve the page or we will take measures to improve the page at your reasonable request. We want everyone to be happy!

Email us at: [email protected]

You may express your interest in becoming a moderator by emailing us at: [email protected]

Let us know why you’d like to become a moderator and if successful, we will send you out a moderators pack (by email) which will include all the guidance notes and advice that you’ll need.

It should be easy via the drop down menu with your name on, located at the top right-hand side of any page.

If it isn’t obvious from there, then please email us with details of your specific problem at: [email protected]

 

We will not share to any third parties any information that we hold about you.

You can request all the information that we have by emailing us at: [email protected]

This can be done though your profile settings at the top right-hand side of any page. If you have any problems, please email us at: [email protected]

All of our contact info is on the Contact Us page.

They are available to buy in our online shop! But if the website is causing difficulties in achieving this, please email: [email protected]

When you add an advertisement to the site using the Advertise on GooseyGoo link in the footer menu, you will be asked about the parameters of the exposure of your advert. The fee will be calculated accordingly!

You can specify that your advert is shown to people searching in specific regions or counties and by categories as well. You can even specify to only show up in the preservation hub pages or Days Out page if you like to further target your desired audience.

GooseyGoo is a niche website anyway, so the people using it are already heritage enthusiasts, but to be able to further specify where your product or service appears is even better!

Feel free to contact us at: [email protected]

If the ‘advertise on GooseyGoo automated service‘ doesn’t quite satisfy your needs, tick your boxes or do what you require, then please contact us at [email protected] and we can call you back for a proper discussion about bespoke packages and alternative ideas! We are always open to suggestions and only want to please, so don’t be shy! As they say, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

Please use the report a problem button on the advertisement page, or email us at [email protected] and we will help you to have the advertisement removed.

Please click on the + Add an Item button on the right hand side of the top menu bar. This will open a form that you can fill-in to generate the dedicated page to your event and assign a pin on the all important map!

Simply select Event from the site type options and your event will appear on the map once completed!

You will be asked to choose a title, add a description including links back to your website and images if you have them. Don’t worry if you don’t have an image, we can help you out there! Be sure to accurately select the location on the map of your event. Give detailed directions and the all important postcode of the event-site for Sat Nav purposes!

If you are having issues, please email us at: [email protected]

Please click on the + Add an Item button on the right hand side of the top menu bar. This will open a form that you can fill-in to generate the dedicated page to your event and assign a pin on the all important map!

Simply select Job from the site type options and your vacancy will appear on the correct map on completion!

You will be asked to choose a title, add a description including links back to your website etc and images if you have them. Try and find a suitable image to showcase your advert. Be sure to accurately select the location on the map of your job as well!

If you are having issues, please email us at: [email protected]

Please click on the + Add an Item button on the right hand side of the top menu bar. This will open a form that you can fill-in to generate the dedicated page to your event and assign a pin on the all important map!

Simply select Training Course from the site type options and your course will appear on the correct map on completion!

You will be asked to choose a title, add a description including links back to your website etc and images if you have them. Try to find a brilliant image to advertise your course (Minimum length of 500 px is fine). And be sure to accurately select the location on the map of your training course.

If you are having issues, please email us at: [email protected]

Please click on the + Add an Item button on the right hand side of the top menu bar. This will open a form that you can fill-in to generate the dedicated page to your event and assign a pin on the all important map!

Simply select Volunteer Day from the site type options and your listing will appear on the correct map on completion!

You will be asked to choose a title, add a description including links back to your website etc and images if you have them. Try to find an image to showcase your event. A minimum length of 500 px is about right. And be sure to accurately select the location on the map.

If you are having issues, please email us at: [email protected]

First of all, we do apologise. It is so annoying when things don’t arrive when you expect them to or in a timely fashion. Please email [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible to rectify the problem.

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