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Northamptonshire / Re: Northampton county records office
« on: Thursday 03 August 17 22:23 BST (UK)  »
That is a shame... Everyone one else from the National Archives to Private Eye are in on this, with WDYTYA magazine publishing an article already...

Northamptonshire / Re: Northampton county records office
« on: Thursday 03 August 17 19:13 BST (UK)  »
Also being discussed here

I feel this needs a much wider audience than just the Northamptonshire pages... It's a national and international outrage....

Northamptonshire / Re: serious changes of opening hours at the NRO
« on: Thursday 03 August 17 19:11 BST (UK)  »
Cone join our fb page...

The digitising of the records are not going to happen... The volunteers are being let go... The records are in an awful state as they are not being refilled, just left on trollys... The catalogue is nowhere near complete... Private records are being removed wholesale... And still the council r efuse to engage, answer questions or even appear on local radio as I did this am on the matter... Many respected organisations have also been involved, all with negative comments... The email sent by the head of the service beggar's belief... It's all on the FB group.

This is setting a very dangerous and parsimonious precedent... Other comparable CROs such as Surrey, Oxfordshire, and especially Kent have a VERY different outlook...

Northamptonshire / Northampton county records office
« on: Thursday 03 August 17 18:54 BST (UK)  »
Some of you may have seen this... But... I urge you all to sign the petition (38 degrees) .. They are proposing in a couple of weeks to start charging for access to the records... 31.50. Per hour or part thereof will exclude many many people from accessing archives held there. It sets a dangerous precedent, and I am quite heavily involved in the save Northamptonshire County Record Office (there is a page on fb to join). This will price just about everyone out of family history and if you have to travel there, you are looking at around 1000.00 per week...

World War One / Re: West Ham Union Infirmary 1917
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 22:24 BST (UK)  »
It's none of the badges mentioned... I am certain this is a VTC badge.... I'll try and look it up... It would explain his death in the bun...

Armed Forces / Re: Army Photo identification of Charles Bradbury
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 22:15 BST (UK)  »
A high resolution scan may reveal the shoulder title and the cap badge....

World War Two / Re: Privilege leave and Embarkation leave - Army, WW2
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 01:26 BST (UK)  »
Embarkation leave and disembarkation leave are still granted today... Pre and post tours /ops... As is privilege... For normal leave... Sometimes unit block leave... Nothing has changed... :)

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