Anyone else on Gransnet been to the National Archives with a serious attitude to research and been greeted with aggressive responses from males on service desks - including one male looking the other way as I approached.
As I don't have any obvious outside features that would creat this response I can only put it down to being a - woman. Funnily didn't get the same response from the British Library or usually anywhere else. Geneology seems to be another topic that comes under the - garden shed mentality of alot of older males.
I might be visiting again but this time ready to make an official complaint on the spot, if something happens again.