During an automated site update by WP in the lead in to Christmas a serious corruption of the WordPress files which form the building blocks of this site occurred. The consequence was that I have been unable to edit, or add content, to the site since early December.
I have now cleared the problem, but in the process, I lost most of the original formatting and layout. I also lost the links to previously imported and displayed images as the gallery folder was reset to empty! The site will be rebuilt as quickly as possible. However, several posts that did have images may/may not get rebuilt as they were originally.
The old html coded pages were not changed by this problem.
With apologies for these problems.