Monthly update, November 2018
The highlight of the month's events was the Celebration Week for Wireless in Wales's Tenth Anniversary and Popeth Cymraeg's Thirtieth Anniversary. Thanks to everyone who supported us during the week, and who have supported us since the beginning in 2008!
Among the other events we had another successful Quiz Evening under Martyn's direction and the busiest weekend ever during Denbigh Open Doors. People enjoyed touring the exhibits and listening to the 'Voigt Corner Horn', while others experimented with Encaustic Art. The Radio Amateurs succeeded in contacting other Amateurs in New York and Eastern Europe.
John Clark returned to us to continue his talk about his interest in jewellery. His topic this time was Gold and we were given an insight into how gold was extracted from the earth over the centuries and how it was used. He talked about the Dolau Cothi mines in Carmarthenshire and about an area in Spain where the Romans excavated for gold on a massive scale. He explained how gold was used as coins in the sixth century BC and the problems associated with this as people cut off pieces and kept them.
He particularly referred to the Mold Gold Cape from 1900-1600 BC, in the Bronze Age
which was discovered near Mold in 1833. It may have been part of a ceremonial costume.
We have received two exhibits recently - which caused quite a stir at the Museum! Pictured are two ladies from Lostock Hall, near Preston, presenting an Osram Music Magnet 4 Radio from 1929, containing four valves, and Gecophone Corner Horn to David. The radio was owned originally by a relative of the ladies, Thomas Halliday who was a very enthusiastic Radio Amateur. It is hoped that the radio can be repaired.
The second donation to the Museum was an Ediswan Radiophone, for sale in 1925 for £27. Thanks to Ann and Ifor John for transporting it from Cardiff.
A warm welcome to everyone to our next events:
November 16th, Richard Vernon talking on "In the Recording Studio", at 19.00.
November 30th, Curator's Evening, David Crawford talking about "Thomas Edison: The Man who Almost Invented Radio" at 19.00.
December 1st, 10.00-12.00, a Christmas Coffee Morning at Eirianfa, in association with Vale of Clwyd Mind and the Soroptimists.