I've trawled through the topics here and the only one that might have given me any joy had the person say he'd worked it out, but not what the solution is.
<?php widgets_on_template("wop_1"); ?>
gives me an empty widget container and won't display the content. When I view source, there's only
where my widget content ought to be and no way of calling it. I've used the WP_Widget php code to call the custom menu in the footer but I'd rather be able to embed the sidebar Faux_Footer in the footer so I can put more items in there if I need to.