Follow the Whitley Pump!

There are lots of ways you can get news from the Whitley Pump. We have Twitter and Facebook pages in addition to the main website (, as well as a Historypin page for photographs of local historical interest.


The most straightforward way to get our articles delivered straight to you is to subscribe to our emailing list. Once you sign up, you’ll be sent a confirmation email and you can unsubscribe at any time. We don’t use the email addresses for any purpose other than emailing out our published articles, although you should be aware that our service provider,, is based in the US.

You can do this here:

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Our Twitter stream is shown on our front page (if your browser supports it), but if you are a Twitter user, then you can follow us directly at @Whitleypump. Our Twitter stream also includes retweets of local material, as well as reminders of local events. You can read this Twitter stream without getting a user account, although you’ll need one to subscribe to it.

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Our Facebook page also shows our published articles, as well as shared material from Facebook sites of local interest. There is a thriving community of commenters there, as well as a network of links to other Facebook pages with useful information. You’ll need a user account to comment on or follow anything , but you can read our Facebook page without one.

You can do this here: Facebook

Google+ users can also subscribe to the Whitley Pump. Our Google+ page only shows our published articles.

You can do this here: Google+

WordPress users can follow the Whitley Pump directly by subscribing to our blog. You’ll need to have a WordPress username, which is free to obtain. You can do this by clicking the blue ‘Follow the Whitley Pump’ button on our contacts page.

You can do this here: Contacts

Our Historypin page includes photos of local historical interest, but no news articles. If you have any photos you’d like to add, please contact us at the email address on our contacts page.

Apple News

If you have an iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 9 or later, you can subscribe to our feed in the Apple News app. Our Apple News feed is still experimental, so although all our articles get published there, their formatting may be eccentric.

You can do this here (on an iOS 9+ machine only): Apple News

For the more technically minded, we also publish to a number of RSS feeds. These can be tailored to show just the news your interested in and can be used in an RSS reader or news aggregator of your choice.

Our main RSS feed is, but this can be tailored to (for example) for just news, or for just our ‘special’ posts. There are a huge number of variations, depending on what you want.

Our full category list is on our front page, at the right hand side, under ‘Sections’.

  1. Whitley Pump contacts page
  2. Whitley Pump on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  3. Whitley Pump on Apple News (iOS only)

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