Paddy Roy Bates – Radio Essex
|Years of involvement: 1967-1968|
|Home Location: Westcliff-on-Sea|
|Types of involvement: Information|
|Comment / History:-|
| When Radio Kaleidoscope was first launched by Steve T in 1967, Steve & Nigel went to visit Roy Bates and his wife Joan at their family home/flat just off Avenue Road, Westcliff-on-sea, Roy welcomed them with refreshments and some pointers on how to run a successful covert Radio station.
On other occasions Roy used the GPO Call-box telephone number broadcast by the Radio Kaleidoscope team to provide the station with signal and quality reports. Roy was always very critical!Like so many other people,
Steve was later awarded a certified title to “The Principality of Sealand” but somehow “Sir Jolly Orange” did not have quite the same ring to it!