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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Omicron
« on: Yesterday at 17:22 »
For the life of me I don’t understand why masks aren’t mandatory on public transport… too much expectation of the general public ‘to do the right thing for their fellow man ‘ and actually not!
I wear mine in virtually all situations… it’s common sense isn’t it?..

I read an article about China ploughing billions into many commonwealth countries and them becoming reliant on China… Barbados for one who will soon become an independent nation… apart from the fact China has helped them.. is this accumulation of nations by stealth while the rest of the world is busy with fighting covid… maybe I’m to cynical…
And I don't understand why vaccination isnt mandatory ecept for genuine medical reasons. The anti- vaxxers in my opinion have the right to put themselves at risk, that is their right and privilege. They DO NOT have any right to put my or anyone's life at risk. Our government has been very remiss in late actions and acting as though restricitions apply to us, not them.
As regards Chinese involvement in other countries, perhaps slavery and in effect the UK living off its commonwelath for many decades has something to do with it.


Technical Help / Re: Windows 11
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 20:59 GMT (UK)  »
Ian999 I have had no problems myself, but take your points on board,

Technical Help / Re: Windows 11
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 21:28 GMT (UK)  »
With older programs I have had success with virtual computers via VM Ware

Cambridgeshire / Re: Muck Boats
« on: Monday 01 November 21 20:24 GMT (UK)  »
Something of a guess this, but it fits the facts known to me. I would think that the muck is raw sewage as already stated, referred to in other parts of the country as "night soil" and transferred to its final resting place by a variety of means, which I shall touch on shortly. In this case I would guess the sewage would be collected by horse and cart, taken to a quayside and loaded onto an open barge for conveyance to the Wash, I imagine since this was an essential daily operation which could not be dependant on wind and sail that the barges were originally horse drawn, later replaced by steam power, and possibly later on diesel. The Wash was and still is to an extent extremely polluted and a variety of shellfish like mussels are banned for human consumption. I must be lucky, ate loads of them during rasioning in the 1940s and early 50s, fresh boiled straight off the boats!!

   On to the transport of sewage this from the Tinsley/Rotherham/Sheffield area, prior to the giant seage works at Tinsley. The night soil was loaded onto a train in a siding at Ickles, and taken nightly to Toton for disposal in the Trent!!The train was quite notorious (known as the Ickles sh*t train)
It was the fastest scheduled freight train in the timetable, ran 365 days a year; it was the only train in the UK at that time where the guard was allowed to travel on the footplate with the driver and fireman instead of in a brakevan at the rear. Probably would never have survived.
I know that sewage is still transported around the country, on the Terrace at the House of Lords overlooking the Thames, tranquility is spoiled several times an hour by the passing of a barge full of the stuff en route for dumping in the Thames estuary. I am told that Southend on Sea is known locally as Southend on mud, except it isn't mud, think about it!

Armed Forces / Re: Inq PMs post-Towton
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 18:15 GMT (UK)  »
Very useful thanks, whilst I have no known Family History connections to Towton, this is most useful from the Archaeological viewpoint.

Technical Help / Re: Windows 11
« on: Wednesday 27 October 21 21:48 BST (UK)  »
If you are working OK Lizzie, sounds as though you are well rid of it!

Technical Help / Re: Windows 11
« on: Sunday 17 October 21 16:56 BST (UK)  »
My PC gives the impression it will be offered rather than automatic. They should give you have a chance to backup your data first just in case.
If we are lucky! Remember they are the Omniscient Master race!

Technical Help / Re: Windows 11
« on: Sunday 17 October 21 16:46 BST (UK)  »
Hopefully you are in time for me. I took an update a few days ago. I was under the impression it was going to be "offered" rather than rammed down our throats!

The Common Room / Re: Could a Wife Accompany a Master Mariner/Only Mate?
« on: Tuesday 05 October 21 20:36 BST (UK)  »
Later I know, but in the 1950s and onwards it was common for officers on merchant ships out of Boston (Lincs) to be accompanied by their spouse, specially on East European vessels.

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