The Welsh radio museum
The Gwefr Heb Wifrau - Wireless in Wales, a charitable trust, is a small radio museum with a difference. With its emphasis on the history of Broadcasting in Wales, the influence of broadcasting on our national identity and the contribution of the Welsh to the development of wireless technology it is unique. We have an interesting collection of old radio equipment and books as well as educational and informative displays. The Museum is based around the collection of the late David Evan Jones and was opened just a few weeks after his death in 2008. In 2013 we were officially Accredited by CyMAL a Welsh Government Agency.
The museum is open on most Mondays, 11.00 - 15.00 and closed on bank holidays. Group and private visits at any other time by appointment are welcome throughout the year.
Wireless in Wales provides a safe and secure environment for volunteers and visitors.
Monthly update, October 2017
The summer proved to be a busy time for Wireless in Wales. In addition to the usual maintenance, and welcoming visitors, we took exhibitions to a number of places:
The Science and Technology Pavilion in the National Eisteddfod in Môn
The Radio Amateur Event in the Llyn Brenig Centre
The Denbighshire Archives during Ruthin's 'Open Doors'
The North Wales Radio Society from Llandudno visited the Museum one evening also.
Ieuan Wyn Jones, the former deputy first minister, was our speaker in September. He gave a very interesting talk on his work as Director of Menai Science Park or M-SParc. He talked about how science parks in other parts of the world had made a significant contribution to the local economy and had created good jobs. He explained that the company was working with Bangor University to forge a link between the University and small and large companies. The park's first building near Gaerwen will open next year. It will contain offices, laboratories, workshops, a cafe etc. He said that they already have 8 tenants which is a good number initially for such a park .
A full programme of activities has been arranged for the Autumn season.
'The Victorian Pharmacy', by Sue Clark, on October 20th.
'Denbigh and the Western Front', by Clwyd Wynne and Cliff Kearns, on November 17th.
'The Campaign for S4C', by Angharad Tomos, on November 24th.
The lectures commence at 7.00 p.m. and are followed by light refreshments. A warm welcome to all.
Our Coffee Morning will be held jointly with MaryDei and Mind, in Eirianfa, on December 2nd, at 10.00 a.m.
Monthly Update, July 2017.
On Friday evening, May 19th, Steffan Tudor, the Head of the Physics Department at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, gave us a very comprehensive lecture on Particle Physics and his Visit to C.E.R.N., “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire” in Geneva in 2015. The lecture was interactive and Mr. Tudor questioned the audience and used experiments to develop his talk. By looking at the number and quality of the questions and comments from the audience at the end of the lecture, the evening was a huge success. Thanks to him for his enthusiasm.
Our Open Day on the following day was a success also, as we took part in the Gwanwyn Festival. This is a festival which celebrates creativity amongst older people and we tried our hand at Encaustic Art and watched how a Sparks Transmitter works. People also admired the "new" Voigt Corner Horn and were astounded at the quality of the sound.
£334 was raised in the Coffee Morning in Eirianfa on June 3rd, in conjunction with Denbigh Film Club. Thanks to everyone who supported us, especially the Mayor and Mayoress.