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A little bit about the web site

Some information on Ruislip Online

This web site is, without a doubt, rather large!! Finding your way around can be somewhat daunting. On the index page are a series of headings, where clicking on the link will take you to a more detailed index for that section. Please note some of these links are to external sites having a high relevance to the section you are looking for, these external links will open new windows.

Ruislip Online is totally free to use and you can post your views about the area on the message board.

Ruislip Online would not exist in its present form without the income it gets from its advertisers. Please visit their web sites, and if you use them, tell them you heard about them from Ruislip Online. Many choose to renew year on year, the site is sponsored by Octagon Ltd.

Ruislip Online also gains income from the Google ads placed on the site. Many of these have a high local relevance and I suggest you visit these as well. These are dotted around the site at random.

An excellent way to support this site and help pay towards the running of it is to make any purchases you do from Amazon via my sales account. It costs you nothing but for every purchase you make I earn a small commission. You can do that by going to the page headed up "Amazon" (link above as well as here) and then just make your purchase as normal. 

If you are interested in promoting your business on the site please visit the advertising section.

The aim of Ruislip Online is to bring you, the user, all the information you could ever want to see on Ruislip. However, it is neither a heavy historical "tome" nor a snappy up to date newsy web site, instead it sits somewhere between the two.

There are now news feeds on here, but stories also often break on the message board before they appear anywhere else!

Some of the pages from the links may be duplicated. By example suppose you were reading up on Ruislip Lido, within the site is a page with pictures taken around the Lido, equally suppose you were just looking for general pictures around Ruislip, within the links will be one to the same page of pictures (of the Lido).

I am always happy to receive comments, suggestions or questions. If you have any just get in touch with me from the contact page

Meanwhile, welcome to Ruislip Online, I hope you enjoy using the site as much as I do writing it!

Did you know that there are actually five web sites in the Ruislip Online group when Ickenham Online is taken in to account.

Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!

So, as well as the one you are looking now which is mainly historical pieces below are some other web sites about Ruislip that may interest you.

Main Ruislip site

Ruislip Village Winter Scene

Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.


Ruislip In Pictures

Ruislip In Pictures
Pictures. Hundreds of them. Old pictures. Old adverts. Old buildings, in fact old everything and just a few more up to date ones. A veritable cornucopia of pictures.



Ruislip Lido from the dam

Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.

Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.

Some classic pictures from years gone by.


Ickenham Online

Ickenham Pump
We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.

Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.