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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Asda shopping
« on: Friday 03 April 20 15:12 BST (UK)  »
It isn't so much that things like eggs are in short supply rather it is the supermarket system that cannot handle panic buying. They operate the Just In Time (JIT) system so the computer notes all the products being sold and orders more to replace them but when panic buying strikes the distribution the supermarket warehouse and distribution network cannot cope.

I too wonder what people are doing with their stockpile of hand sanitizer. Just before the lockdown I managed to buy one 50ml bottle at Morrisons for 1, today there is an advert in The Times for a 250ml bottle and the company concerned expects people to pay 15.99 for it. It is in stock and you are limited to 500 bottles per customer. They do offer free delivery for orders over 40.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Asda shopping
« on: Friday 03 April 20 14:39 BST (UK)  »
Panic buying is very much like a virus except you catch it by just seeing another person stocking up on things. You look at the shelves, see there is not a lot of say eggs left so you buy some just in case, even though you probably do not need them. From then on it is just self repeating.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Asda shopping
« on: Friday 03 April 20 14:31 BST (UK)  »
It is worth trying to sort something out because I think there is a very good chance the lockdown will be extended for a least another 3 weeks, so next week there will another round of panic buying.

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The Times has an article about this today and it says the records will include Wills 1384-1858, British Army WW1 medal cards and war diaries. It also mentions immigration records including petitions for naturalization between 1801 and 1871.

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Thomas Jeff
« on: Thursday 02 April 20 16:22 BST (UK)  »
He married on 5 Oct 1895 at Kildwick near Skipton to Elizabeth Ann  and gave his father's name as Robert Jeff occupation gardener deceased, which I think was his grandfather.

The GRO has reduced non-essential work at the moment so it may be some time before you get a birth certificate or a PDF of the birth registration.

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Thomas Jeff
« on: Thursday 02 April 20 16:13 BST (UK)  »
The GRO shows him born in 1868 and his birth was registered in Knaresbourgh, it does not give a mother's maiden name which suggests he was illegitimate. He is also with his grandparents in 1881. I would suggest his mother is either Jane or Eliza Jeff.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: What is Bert's surname?
« on: Thursday 02 April 20 09:49 BST (UK)  »
The transcription of the 1911 Census on FindMyPast does say Bradley but I think it says Bratley, I cannot see a "d" but the writing is not good.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Why do people bother with DNA tests?
« on: Tuesday 31 March 20 15:17 BST (UK)  »
You don't need an account just go to https://twitter.com/UoYBorthwick?

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Why do people bother with DNA tests?
« on: Tuesday 31 March 20 13:55 BST (UK)  »
jillruss The Borthwick Institute informed me on 18th Mar that they would be unable to  fulfil any orders until further notice and offered me my money back having only accepted my order the day before. The said people could following their Twitter account for updates.

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