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Sepia Saturday – Pleasure Beach Prizes

Apart from a couple of dogs, the nearest I can get to this weeks topic are these Blackpool rabbits. Here’s my maternal grandfather, Henry Coates,  (back left) with three pals on an outing to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. My mother’s family are from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and Blackpool was their nearest resort. “Wakes Week” was spent there … Continue reading

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History – Grandparents’ House

My maternal grandparents lived in a village called Goldenhill, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They originally lived in what my mother called “the little house” on Albert Street. Then in 1936 the Church Army built a road of new houses backing onto the churchyard. There are several Church and civic dignitaries here, with (presumably) the new tenants … Continue reading

Military Monday – Frederick Coates

Frederick was my mother’s cousin, the son of her father’s brother Alfred. According to the inscription on the back this was taken in 1914 – but as he was born in 1900 this would have made him well below age. He was born in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, UK, and survived both wars to die in Stoke-on-Trent, … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Alfred and Lizzie Coates

Don’t they look smart? Genealogy information for Alfred Coates.

Wordless Wednesday – Blackpool holiday