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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Christmas Dinner 2020
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 11:54 BST (UK)  »
According to the 'Rule of 6'  there are number of exemptions that can apply, one of them believe it or not is the ability to protest !  Perhaps we can arrange one at Christmas with our nearest and dearest.....   :-X

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Staying safe place
« on: Thursday 17 September 20 17:18 BST (UK)  »
Ah, someone after my own heart..... :-X

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Staying safe place
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 23:52 BST (UK)  »
Sorry Viktoria it's a thumb's down from me.  The test and trace initiative has been more than a shambles. The localised changes conflicting, confusing and unhelpful.  Let's have this conversation again in a year when we are trying to deal with the after effects of a rise in alcoholism, mental health issues, domestic abuse, sky high mortality rates due to cancer, suicide and people dealing with financial ruin. Sadly covid is here to stay so we need to learn to live with it.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Staying safe place
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 15:39 BST (UK)  »
I've often wondered why we British (and I include Scotland etc - yes, even the smug IoM in this - seem to be so quick to obey rules and regulations, even though a lot of the time they make little sense (as illustrated by the preceding posts)?

Like most people, I started out thinking lockdown etc was for my own good as well as that of the nation and kept to the ''rules' but now I've had enough of all this chopping and changing; total government ineptitude and I openly say: who on earth is going to notice if you have 7 people in your house at Christmas or any other time? Unless we all turn 'informer' as in a true police state! (covid wardens?!?)

By what right do nonentities like Hancock make edicts governing how you live your life, and seemingly change these pettifogging rules on a daily basis? Where is Parliament? We no longer appear to live in a democracy. They saw how compliant we all were during lockdown and are now taking advantage. We are being restrained. We are being tricked and bullied. Its a slippery slope.

I know I keep banging the same drum, and will continue to do so when people just shrug their shoulders and say things like 'its for the best'. Says who?

I read posts on here and see that many are genuinely afraid of the virus but just as afraid of contravening these ridiculous 'rules'. My heart does go out to them but I also want to shake them into seeing what is really going on.

If the government really cared about us, they'd have given over track and trace to local areas to administer by now instead of putting it into the hands of private set ups owned by people of their own ilk. Even after all these months of the whole thing being a complete mess, they won't even consider it! There must be money to be made by people with names like Dido!! We are, and always will be to these people, mere 'cannon fodder'.

I'm not advocating attending raves or street parties, really I'm not. I know we have to be sensible for our own good, but neither am I happy to just obey incompetence. I don't think I'm alone in this - I can see trouble ahead if these politicians don't pull themselves together and stop trying to turn us into a dystopian 1984.

Hear hear  I couldn't agree with you more.


Lancashire / Re: Burials
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 17:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi shuttle

The ladies who run the Manchester General Cemetery project (the one you have emailed) are the ones to ask.  They have been uncovering and transcribing the graves and Manchester General Cemetery for years.  MGC was originally a private cemetery and has a v interesting history.  You can have upwards of 10-12 people in a grave.


England / Re: Non gro recorded deaths.
« on: Thursday 27 August 20 15:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi john

TNA says this:  From 1854 records of births, marriages and deaths at sea had, first, to be recorded in ships’ logs. When the ships next docked at a British port the information from the logs was then recorded by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (RGSS). Copies of the RGSS registers were periodically sent to the General Register Office.

It also kinda sounds like where your death was recorded depended if it was a Royal Navy vessel, Merchant Navy vessel, or even where the ship was registered. TNA also says:  The indexes do not cover all overseas births, marriages and deaths – some records are lost, others never make it to the General Register Office for other reasons


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Wording in cause of death
« on: Wednesday 29 July 20 20:12 BST (UK)  »
This sounds like a 'postpartum haemorrhage' (PPH) which is a complication in childbirth where you bleed heavily after the birth of the baby. Sometimes PPH happens because your womb doesn't contract strongly enough after the birth or maybe part of the placenta has been left in the womb.  Nowadays, to help prevent PPH women are offered an injection of oxytocin as the baby's being born. This stimulates contractions and helps to push the placenta out.  V. sad.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Eye tests & birthday cards!
« on: Tuesday 14 July 20 23:20 BST (UK)  »
Hi jill

Have done both.  Looking at cards at first then picking up if I think it's the one I want.  I have however, found some v nice cards online same prices so will be building up a supply of various ones rather than buy on the High St!

Daughter had an eye test about 2 - 3 weeks ago now as she was getting headaches with her old specs.  It was  all fine.  The shop were a bit OTT at the door.  However they all wore the face shield type of PPE, no gloves, lots of hand sanitiser.  Only two customers are allowed in the shop at any one time.  Daughter needed a new prescription and any glasses frames she tried on needed to be placed in a tray to be taken away and sterilised.  Once the specs were ready to collect there was no fitting to ensure these fit your face nicely.  New specs were unceremoniously handed to you at the door in a paperbag.

As I say all good.


Lancashire / Re: Missing Marriage
« on: Tuesday 14 July 20 16:01 BST (UK)  »
Ah that's a shame.  Are you thinking this couple never married?

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