Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Daft Bat, Mar 10, 2021.
I think I will join you.
I enjoy Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. It is an American PBS program and they only do about 9 shows a year. Again, they make it look easy but it is very well done and of course it is famous people, but they are pretty serious. At the end they are presented with a beautiful genealogy book and beautiful tree..
I don't like Ant and Dec either. I avoid all programmes that they are in.
Well, I watched it, and certainly didn’t laugh out loud this time - in fact, it made me cringe
My feelings exactly.
I did in the end watch it. the two of them were awful as expected. But then they went to the Running Horses in Erith where we were told they were shown the room where his ggggg grandfather (cant remember how man gs) wa s landlord and impresario in c1908. Funny I thought - doesn't look right. So did a quick search and got the following (Facebook apparently from Bexley Archives, so presumably correct):
The Running Horses - High Street, Erith
This pub first existed over 200 years old and was much closer to the river than it is now but subsequent infilling of wharves and the flour mills of Cannon & Glaze meant the view of the Thames was lost by the start of the twentieth century. In 1938 major redevelopment of the Erith riverside resulted in the original pub being demolished – in fact its ruins still lie under the road and nearby car park- but a view to the river was restored. On 29th November 1940 enemy action caused the death from “bomb splinters” of the licensee, Zachariah William Coles aged 46, but his widow continued to run the pub from temporary buildings. It was extensively altered in 1974.
Maybe ITV have a time machine we dont know about and took then two of them back to pre 1938
Tonight's episode - the final one - has Martin and Roman Kemp in it. Hopefully, they will be more sensible about the findings....
And in the same clip they were told they were being shown the 1911 census, but they were actually shown the 1939 register.
Its possible (likely) that quite a lot was edited out and there was a chunk about him first being a waterman (per the 1911), but it still annoyed me!
That is why I don't watch these programmes. When things are incorrect I talk to the television or shout.
Me too, I drive the OH mad! I was watching Unforgotten the other night and they said something about someone not being on the census before 1990 or thereabouts, and that was me off again - "they cant do that, its confidential for 100 years" etc etc. Cue more eye rolling from OH
Well, that was a much better programme last night and I enjoyed it.
So did I, it was quite an emotional journey for them.
Oh good, something to watch this evening
Last night's programme was a vast improvement on the previous one - no screeching
I heard that as well and I wondered if the police have access to it while we mere mortals don't.
Yes, me too.
You are right there.
Here it quotes Section 39 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007:
Section 39(4) then states that the disclosure prohibition in section 39(1) "does not apply to a disclosure which (take a deep breath):
a) is required or permitted by any enactment,
b) is required by a Community obligation,
c) is necessary for the purpose of enabling or assisting the Board to exercise any of its functions,
d) has already lawfully been made available to the public,
e) is made in pursuance of an order of a court,
f) is made for the purposes of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings (whether or not in the United Kingdom),
g) is made, in the interests of national security, to an Intelligence Service,
h) is made with the consent of the person to whom it relates, or
i) is made to an approved researcher."
Please sir, may I be an approved researcher??
(Seriously, is that defined anywhere? Academic research, I suppose)
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