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Stormy seas - the story of George BOOLE
George Arthur William BOOLE was born in
Siddington, Gloucestershire on 30 March 1877 and baptised in West Down, North Devon on 26 August 1878 , At the age of 17, whilst working as a labourer
for Mr. Mitchell & Co. in Barnstaple , he joined the Militia (4th....
George Arthur William BOOLE was born in Siddington, Gloucestershire on 30 March 1877 and baptised in West Down, North Devon on 26 August 1878, At the age of 17, whilst working as a labourer for Mr. Mitchell & Co. in Barnstapl...
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Bertie ELLY - The Saurian Slayer
Albert ELLY (or Bertie as he was known within the family) was born in Bath on 20 February 1875, the son of Isaac ELLY and his wife Elizabeth. As a teenager Bertie became an errand boy which bought in a few pennies for the family coffers, then at the age of...
Albert ELLY (or Bertie as he was known within the family) was born in Bath on 20 February 1875, the son of Isaac ELLY and his wife Elizabeth. As a teenager Bertie became an errand boy which bought in a few pennies for the fam...
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PC 119 George BAIRD - a story fit for Indiana Jones
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Commons Licence   Tayport - West Lighthouse George declared his father to be
Raemer Baird a seaman from Tayport in Fife.  In 1869 Raemer had been stroke rower in the
“Rocke” which came secon...
  © Copyright Karl Peet and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence  Tayport - West Lighthouse George declared his father to be Raemer Baird a seaman from Tayport in Fife.  In 1869 Raemer had been stroke rowe...
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Hong Kong Souls - the story of James Edward NEW, Hong Kong Police Constable 99
  1898 saw the New Territories being ceded to Britain for a term of 99 years and with the expansion of the Colony came the expansion of the Police Force.  In 1899 38 Europeans were recruited with a further 49 being recruit...
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Another encounter with an electronic loo
The sky was grey and the wind was blowing up a gale as Kaitaki, the Interislander ferry, glided out of Wellington bound for Picton on the South Island.  Most passengers huddled up cosily in the café for the 3 hour journey but...
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Journey to the petrified forest at Akitio
My journey today continues northwards to Akitio via the small rural community of Pongaroa formed in 1895.  The town initially supported a timber mill but later, once the bush was cleared, the land became sheep and beef cat...
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From Royal Marine to HK Police Constable to Prison Warder to Wharfinger - Researching Hong Kong Policemen leads into all sorts of worlds.
Albert ELLY (or Bertie as he was known within the family) was born in Bath on 20 February 1875, the son of Isaac ELLY and his wife Elizabeth. As a teenager Bertie became an errand boy which bought in a few pennies for the fam...
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Digging for buried treasure
  © Copyright Karl Peet and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence  Tayport - West Lighthouse George declared his father to be Raemer Baird a seaman from Tayport in Fife.  In 1869 Raemer had been stroke rowe...
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Henry Fletcher Hance - life and death in China
Previous posts have mentioned the fact that over the years graves within the Hong Kong Cemetery have had to be moved in order for tunnels and flyovers to be built.  One such grave is that of Henry Fletcher HANCE who arrived i...
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PC 99 James Edward NEW
  1898
saw the New Territories being ceded to Britain for a term of 99 years and with the expansion of the
Colony came the expansion of the Police Force.   In 1899 38 Europeans were recruited with a further 49 being recruited in
1900.   Included in these fi...
  1898 saw the New Territories being ceded to Britain for a term of 99 years and with the expansion of the Colony came the expansion of the Police Force.  In 1899 38 Europeans were recruited with a further 49 being recruit...
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South Island Idyll - Wellington to St. Arnaud
The sky was grey and the wind was
blowing up a gale as Kaitaki, the Interislander ferry, glided out of Wellington
bound for Picton on the South Island.   Most passengers huddled up cosily in the café for the 3 hour journey but
there was no way I could stay ...
The sky was grey and the wind was blowing up a gale as Kaitaki, the Interislander ferry, glided out of Wellington bound for Picton on the South Island.  Most passengers huddled up cosily in the café for the 3 hour journey but...
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Kiwi Rural Retreats - Pongaroa to Akitio
My journey today continues northwards to Akitio via the
small rural community of Pongaroa formed in 1895.   The town initially supported a timber mill
but later, once the bush was cleared, the land became sheep and beef cattle
country.   Pongaroa was the bi...
My journey today continues northwards to Akitio via the small rural community of Pongaroa formed in 1895.  The town initially supported a timber mill but later, once the bush was cleared, the land became sheep and beef cat...
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Worle, Somerset, Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong - Croydon