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Summer Visit to The National Archives July 30 Fina

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Julie Report 11 Mar 2005 17:37

Hi Brenda Saturday 30th is fine with me. Thanks


Phoenix Report 12 Mar 2005 08:03

Nudge for Saturday morning

Fi aka Wheelie Spice

Fi aka Wheelie Spice Report 12 Mar 2005 09:15

Yes please Brenda! Even though i might go before that. I now have the Kew bug. What on earth am i going to do today?


Phoenix Report 12 Mar 2005 11:13

Hi Fi I'll put you down on the list. Housework seems very tame in comparison to looking at records. Tracy The tour should give you an idea of the sorts of records they hold and how they would be of use. Kew holds different sorts of records to what is available in County Record Offices. To search successfully, you need to have a good idea in advance of which records you need and exact dates. Some records are vast and you can spend ages looking without finding anything if you're not careful. Everybody was really friendly and helpful last Saturday, both members and staff, so it is a good day out, even if you don't find anything on a first visit.


Phoenix Report 12 Mar 2005 11:25

Hi Ann We will meet up sooner or later! I think Natalie's idea on another thread of GR badges, to recognise fellow members in record offices, was a really good one. There might be a friend off the boards, sitting at the next table at lunch, and you'd never know....


Unknown Report 12 Mar 2005 11:26

Hi Brenda Just had a thought about how Kew is laid out (stairs, steps etc) and how is it for disabled access? Is it all on one floor and if you need to move between floors, are there lifts or is it stairs? Lou


Louise Report 12 Mar 2005 11:51

Hi Brenda, Please change my provisional OK to a definite one. Thanks. Louise


Phoenix Report 12 Mar 2005 13:14

Hi Lou This is what they say on their website: The National Archives welcomes you and we provide full access to public areas. There is a lift to all floors, and the building is wheelchair-friendly. There are toilets for both holders and non-holders of RADAR keys. If you go to their website, under the section 'Visit us' they have fuller details if you have any particular difficulties. The most difficult place to negociate is probably the restaurant, but the staff are friendly and helpful.


VIVinHERTS Report 12 Mar 2005 13:19

Cor...fanks Nell...!!! LOL Viv.


Joan Report 12 Mar 2005 14:12

Hi there Brenda, the 30th is o.k for me so can you put me in please,thanks Joanx


Phoenix Report 12 Mar 2005 14:22

Louise and Joan Thank you for your replies. I've updated the list. I'm getting excited already and it's months away!


Shelli4 Report 12 Mar 2005 23:43

Sorry Brenda....Can't go Just seen this thread and as soon as I saw the date I thought MMMM that rings a bell .... WHY???? Took me a few minutes to remember it's my Nan's birthday and we're all off on holiday that!!!!!! Just my luck hey????? Wil keep eye out for another one xxxx


Linen Report 13 Mar 2005 08:51

Hi Brenda I've checked with my son & there will be a bed for me that w/end so yes please add my name to the list. Thanks for email, feeling better this morning. Vivienne


Phoenix Report 13 Mar 2005 19:06

Hi Shelli So sorry you can't come. I'll catch up with you at the SoG Fair. Vivienne Glad you're feeling better. Looking forward to meeting you in July. I've updated the list for both of you.


Phoenix Report 14 Mar 2005 13:40

This is the current list of those who want to come on 30th July Confirmed Anne in Surrey Chris in Sussex Fi Helen Little Nell Patricia Cheeseman Tracy Elsom Viv. Vivienne Bodimeade Tracy's husband Mike in Oz Anna I’ve set the date so far in advance to ensure that we are booked for a tour. The fact that the National Archives had already a group booked for my first choice of date indicates that the tours are popular. I’ve said our group size is fifteen. At this stage the numbers are fairly flexible, but if you want to come and go on the tour, which should help you with any future research, please add to this thread as soon as possible. Nudged for Monday

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 14 Mar 2005 14:50

Brenda Please move me to the definite list :) Ex well and truely conned ;) lol Chris


Phoenix Report 14 Mar 2005 21:39

Hi Anne, Chris, June and Margaret I've put you all down on the confirmed. Looking forwards to seeing you all! Brenda


Patricia Report 14 Mar 2005 23:34

Hi Brenda. Are there any places left. if so can I come again please!!!!!!!!!! Just to let you know it took me 2!/2 hours to get home last week. had to wait 1/2 hour at Richmond and then at Teddington wanted for the train only to be informed the trains we not running to Shepperton, so had to wait for a bus.... Was it fun I say not.... Pat


Phoenix Report 15 Mar 2005 01:05

Yes of course you can, Pat. And I hope you have a better journey. At least I knew my trains were b***ered up. 2 1/2 hours travelling must have taken all the shine off the day. Brenda


Phoenix Report 19 Mar 2005 00:59

nudge for the weekend