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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

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I thought Bank Holidays were enacted by acts of Parliament, and therefore you are entitled to them by statute. Nobody can legally deprive you of your entitlement to them - not even a Laird!

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No, it all depends on your contract. The only holidays you must get by law are 20 days per year for a full-time employee. Look at Police, Armed Forces etc.
They don't get bank holidays.
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

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I thought Bank Holidays were enacted by acts of Parliament, and therefore you are entitled to them by statute. Nobody can legally deprive you of your entitlement to them - not even a Laird!

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From the CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) -

Time off work on bank and public holidays

Although many workers are given time off work on bank and public holidays, your employer is not required by law to allow you time off work on these days. And if they do give you the time off, they do not have to pay you for this time off. However, your contract of employment may give you the right to time off work on bank and public holidays. If so, it will also specify whether this time off will be paid or not.

Although there are some exceptions, most workers have the right to take 5.6 weeks' paid holiday from work. This is called statutory holiday.

To work out how many days paid statutory holiday you can take a year, you need to multiply 5.6 by the number of days you work in a week.

For example:
•if you work a five-day week, you are entitled to 28 days' paid holiday a year (5.6 X 5).
•if you work 2.5 days a week, you are entitled to 14 days' paid holiday a year (5.6 X 2.5).

The maximum amount of statutory paid holiday you can be entitled to is 28 days in one leave year. This applies even if you work more than five days a week.

If your employer gives you bank or public holidays off, they will count towards your statutory holiday unless your employment contract specifically says that you get bank or public holidays on top of your statutory holiday.

In England and Wales, there are eight bank and public holidays. In Scotland, there are nine bank and public holidays. In Northern Ireland, there are ten bank and public holidays.

Your employment contract may give you bank or public holidays off on top of your statutory holiday. For example, if you work five days a week, and get 28 days' holiday a year, you would get 28 days plus eight bank and public holidays. This makes a total of 36 days altogether. Your contract should tell you whether or not you are paid for the bank/public holidays.

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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

Thanks, Annie. As we are a) in Scotland and b) classed as agricultural workers our holiday entitlement is slightly different (less) but that's by the by. The bank-holiday principle is the same.

As this is getting very much off-thread, may I suggest that we end discussions on Bank Holiday entitlement, and thanks to all who have expressed concern
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Thanks, Annie. As we are a) in Scotland and b) classed as agricultural workers our holiday entitlement is slightly different (less) but that's by the by. The bank-holiday principle is the same.

As this is getting very much off-thread, may I suggest that we end discussions on Bank Holiday entitlement, and thanks to all who have expressed concern
It made a nice little interlude (and educational, too) whilst we wait for the Jubilee festivities to begin. My daughter is ill at the moment, I hope she will be well enough to enjoy the weekend.
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

What a fabulous idea.
I thought I would get an early one in. On Monday night I took my new love, hope my husband doesn't see this, up to Dunstable Downs at sunset to try out its low light capabilities.

They have been preparing for the beacon lighting next Monday so I took a few snaps. Not technically taken over the Jubilee weekend but hopefully acceptable for this thread.

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What a fabulous idea.
I thought I would get an early one in. On Monday night I took my new love, hope my husband doesn't see this, up to Dunstable Downs at sunset to try out its low light capabilities.

They have been preparing for the beacon lighting next Monday so I took a few snaps. Not technically taken over the Jubilee weekend but hopefully acceptable for this thread.

That's just what we want, Shirley, it helps get us in the mood for the Jubilee. You can test the E-M5 low light capabilities even more on Monday, when they light the beacon! Not quite sure how the E-3 will cope when they light ours.
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

Our village has its event tomorrow, so I hope the BBC weather forecast for this area is correct; it shows Saturday being dull and cloudy but dry, with rain moving in on Sunday. Our event will be held on the village green and the adjacent road will be closed. The theme is "A Royal Day At The Races," with live TV broadcast from Epsom. We will be able to buy race cards and Great Easton Groats with which to bet and there will be prizes for the best dressed race goers (won't be me ) and biggest winners (still won't be me ). There will also be other stalls and activities around the green; my wife will be face painting. Later there will be a Royal Epsom Feast, followed by a live band in the evening.

The challenge for me will be to capture some of the essence and spirit of the occasion in photographs. I still can't decide whether to use the E-3 (more flexible with greater lens range but large and heavy) or the E-PL1 with just a 14-45mm (less flexible but smaller, lighter and more discreet). Perhaps I'll decide in the morning when I see what the weather is actually like!
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

That's a beautiful shot Shirley.I love the way you've caught the reflected sunlight on the post and the effect of the band of haze on the horizon is magical.

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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

A very effective shot taken in beautiful lighting Shirley. That looks like one of the beacons organised by local lad Bruno Peek. They are all over the country now and I have the feeling that in a few years time small boys will be asking their fathers "what's that daddy?" Daddy will reply "they are called beacons and were put there in the 'olden days' so that people could contact each other before they had telephones."

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I can't wait to see photos of the beacons lit. Aussie children were taught a lot of British history of course, and I can remember many stories of the beacons along the coast.
How lovely having all these festivities planned.
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

My plans for the Jubilee Weekend went completely belly-up on Thursday when I received an email about this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-18294929 (I''m of a certain age).

I will however try to get out and about over the next few days to take some pictures of local events.
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

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What a fabulous idea.
I thought I would get an early one in. On Monday night I took my new love, hope my husband doesn't see this, up to Dunstable Downs at sunset to try out its low light capabilities.

They have been preparing for the beacon lighting next Monday so I took a few snaps. Not technically taken over the Jubilee weekend but hopefully acceptable for this thread.

That is a lovely picture. If your husband does see your post don't cite me as being involved in your new love - I only put an ad up
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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

I'll follow Shirley's stunning pic with another.

Anne in the rain with the appropriate attire.


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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

Well, this afternoon we thought we would go down to the park in Noobry to see what was going one. We chose our moment very carefully and got totally absolutely completely SOAKED...

We didn't get anywhere near this wet in the Lakes last week... So we've retired hurt to sit in front of the TV where it's nice and dry.

Anyway I put this strip together: E-M5 (waterproof) and 45mm (not waterproof) and old Snaarman (definitely not waterproof)..



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Re: The Big, Bumper Jubilee Thread

It came on the T.V. (as a background to messing about on here) and is now replaced by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...would rather look at Katherine Ross than the old prunes in the parade...Yes I am an moany old G**.
Come to think of it I would rather look at Paul Newman and Robert Redford ......

As for the presenters....I am sure they have been told if they toady around there could be a Knighthood in it.

Sorry to rain on everyone's parade but ....


p.s. love Shirleys pic.
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