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Roy Bates and the Principality of Sealand

World War II

In 1942, during the second world war, British civil engineer Guy Maunsell designed a small series of naval fortresses for the English. Stationed in the ocean, the platforms were designed with two massive concrete pillars, on top of which a platform would be laid– a very basic design to say the least. 2,603 more words


Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 3 October 2017

See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. 921 more words

Finding Mary

It’s not often I get that emotional about my family history – but I did today. My great grandparents, George Bruce and Mary Ellen (née Bates) had two sons (grand-pa Jack and great-uncle Bob) and three daughters. 658 more words

Family History

Ode to My Bates (Boots)

Ode to my “Bates” (Boots)

10 years of service keepin’ on,
10 years of “lace you up before dawn”
Cried when Dad T, took you off. 120 more words


The Clays of Rastrick

Arthur Travis CLAY was born in the Lake District and Edith Beaumont BATES in Seacombe, on the Wirral, but the fates led them to Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 334 more words


Baby Bates {Bellingham Maternity Photography}

“Making the decision to have a child, it is momentous; it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” –Elizabeth Stone

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