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Wireless in Wales Museum

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Wireless in Wales Museum will be closed 19/12/17 - 7/01/18.

 

 

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Monthly Update, November 2017

 Monthly Update, November 2017

 

 

This is a Minifon P55 miniature wire recorder, from 1955, which was presented to the Museum recently.  The wire recorder was invented by Valdemar Poulsen from Denmark, who also carried out significant work with early radio broadcasting.  The recorder worked rather like a tape recorder, as a very thin steel wire was pulled accross the recording / playback head at high speed. This gave a very long recording time, often up to one hour, which compared very favourably with the gramophone record. The wire recorders were very poplular 1945-1954 as dictation machines and for home recordings, but they were gradually replaced by tape recorders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a very successful weekend at the Museum during Denbigh 'Open Doors'.  More than sixty people visited the Museum, many of them from outside the town.  Guided tours were arranged, along with demonstrations by the Radio Amateurs and art and craft sessions for children and adults.  The highlight of the weekend was Lowri Jones's re-enactment of the life and successes of "David Edward Hughes the Inventor" through the eyes of Blodwen, the maid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our series of monthly talks continues apace.  The next talks are:

In English - 'Denbigh and the Western Front', by Clwyd Wynne and Cliff Kearns on November 17th.

 

And in Welsh - 'The Campaign for S4C', by Angharad Tomos, on November 24th.

The lectures commence at 7.00 p.m. and light refreshments follow.  A warm welcome to everyone.

 

Our joint Coffee Morning this year is on December 2nd at Eirianfa, at 10.00 a.m., with MaryDei and Vale of Clwyd Mind.

 

 

 

Events

The museum organises regular monthly talks in English or Bilingual.  We also organise several talks in Welsh annually. The talks are usually on a Friday and start at 7pm. Upcoming Events are listed below with the talks emphasized.

 

 

 

 

 

HLF Project

The 2 year project to develop our learning provision came to an end in April 2013.  It was funded by the Heritage Lotetry Fund and enabled us to have 3 part time members of staff to develop learning resources, improve learning displays, organise events, visits to the museum etc.  Further details available by clicking on Projects in the main menu above or by clicking here.Lottery Logo