Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .
Volume One - Into the Victorian Age - A technological development of great value to mariners of all nations . . .
Marconi's wireless transmission experiments from Lavernock in 1897.
Marconi's wireless transmission experiments from Lavernock in 1897. A photograph of a sketch illustrating experiments between Lavernock and Flatholm Island in May 1897. The original is held at the National Museum Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru. [000] [629] [Museum item number : 68.153/2] [20190610]
 
Marconi's experiments between Lavernock and Brean Down in May 1897.

Just for an encore, Marconi continued his wireless transmission experiments from Lavernock Point and the airwaves reached the other side of the Bristol Channel on Tuesday 18th May having been relayed via Flatholm. The above photograph of a sketch, illustrates the experiments between Lavernock and Brean Down in 1897, but which I believe to be somewhat misleading! The original is also held at the National Museum Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru. [000] [629] [Museum item number : 68.153/1] [20190610]

However, Lord Kelvin is on record commenting on Mr. Marconi's achievements : 'Telegraphy without wires is all very well, but I'd rather send a message by a boy on a pony!' I could imagine that many mariners since, half way across the Atlantic Ocean and on a stormy sea, have had a smirk on their faces about Lord Kelvin's amazingly unenlightened statement!

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