Wireless in Wales Museum will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday the 30th May 2016.
The planned evening talk by Tony Schiavone on Friday 20th May 2016 has been postponed until later in the year.
Museum Monthly Update-30th April 2016
During October 2015, we took part in ‘Big Draw’, the world’s largest Art Festival, whose aim is to encourage people to tell a story through Art. Carole Lomax, the Museum Education Officer, held Art Sessions with the Cubs, Guides and Students from Denbigh College and the beautiful results of these workshops can be seen in the Children’s Section of Denbigh Library at the moment.
The David Edward Hughes Memorial Lecture this year was given by Ioan Talfryn. His subject was “No Thyself?” and he began by asking the question, “What is the Self?” He gave a very thought-provoking lecture which left the audience with more questions than answers. The photograph shows Vesi and Clwyd questioning Ioan further. If you would like to read the lecture, it can be found on Ioan’s blog.
Our AGM on 15/04/16 was very well supported and gave details of a very successful year for the Museum. Following this, Dr. Chris Madoc Jones spoke on ‘Famous People and their Illnesses’. He talked about a number of famous people from the past, whose illnesses and disabilities were hidden from the public because they were international figures, but who were still taking important decisions which ultimately had an effect on world peace.
The following photograph shows the Museum’s newest, and oldest, item, an Osram R valve, made in 1918. We have been trying to get hold of this rare and important valve for years, and have failed on E-bay a number of times. Many thanks to two of our volunteers who noticed it in a Vintage Radio Shop in Hawarden. The Valve historically enabled the Radio to move from the laboratory to the home, and so this Valve is the true starting point of our exhibition.
Many thanks to Tony Griffiths, for arranging our collection of postcards outlining the history of the BBC from 1927 to today.