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mickthemaverick wrote:
30 Sep 2020, 23:17
In the Bristol Channel near Cardiff and having the southern most point of Wales on it. The stamp was something to do with the first trans water radio transmission by Marconi which was in the late 1800s :-D
It was indeed, never heard of it but came across is digging out a pic for my Micra Miles! 75th Anniversary in 1972.
On 13 May 1897, a 22-year-old Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi, assisted by a Cardiff Post Office engineer named George Kemp, transmitted the first wireless signals over open sea from Flat Holm to Lavernock Point near Penarth. Having failed to interest the Italian government in his project, Marconi brought his telegraphy system to Britain. He erected a 34m high transmitting mast on Flat Holm as well as a 30m receiving mast at Lavernock Point. The first trials failed, but on 13 May the mast was raised to 50m and the signals were received clearly. The message sent by Morse Code was “Are you ready?”; the original paper Morse slip, signed by both Marconi and Kemp, is now in the National Museum of Wales.
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Anyone know where the island of Stroma is?

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Have to admit not off the top of my head Peter, sounds Scottish, and with your own penchant for the north of Scotland I would say somewhere off the North Coast. There is a place called Stromness I do be.lieve, so maybe somewhere off that seeing as Ness could well be a "headland".

Too easy to look up so thats my effort until someone comes along and tells us where it is or supplies a punchline :-D

I thought you might well have got the Bennets Water Gardens question I posed on POTD

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Drafted before Micks Answer :-D But might as well include it!

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You cheated Mick :wink:

Your assumption was quite correct Neil, it's between the north coast and Orkney. Was inhabited until the '60s now home to a large flock of sheep. You can see it quite easily from Duncansby head, the houses and even the sheep.

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Sorry Peter, I can't help it! I'd never heard of it so looked it up and I was so taken by the photos in the Wiki listing I thought it was right to share it!! At least I put it in a spoiler to avoid spoiling other's fun!! :sulk: :-D

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It's OK it's a free country - apparently. :wink:

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Anyone know where Plockton is and what TV series was made there a few years ago?

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Peter.N. wrote:
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Anyone know where Plockton is and what TV series was made there a few years ago?

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I'll put this in a spoiler because its one I have a good Chance of Getting TOH..Could be wrong :-D
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Tobermoray or is it Tobermory somewhere up on the West Coast in the vicinity of Mull. Ballamory or something similar was what the Childrens TV Series was called
er...no need to put it in the spoiler I see I am way out on having a delve!

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Right general area except its on the mainland. I know the programme you mean.

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Peter.N. wrote:
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Right general area except its on the mainland. I know the programme you mean.

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Looked it up to see if my guess was right Peter, but I'll clear it up now the series was Hamish Macbeth filmed in Plockton/Kyle of Lochalsh.

Not a very memorable theme tune


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You've got it Neil. We were there when they were filming the last series, I have some pictures somewhere, I will have a look.

I don't even remember the theme tune!

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I will have to scan the pics, they are on film. :shock: Should I post them here or on POTD?

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What links these songs :?:

"The Bottle" Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson
"Taxman" The Beatles
"I saw her Standing there" the Beatles
"Give Peace a Chance" John Lennon etc
"Vertigo" U2
and many others including "Turn it on again" Genesis "You Get What you Give" New Radicals "Roadrunner" Modern Lovers "Lets Dance" Chris Montez.....etc etc

easy for number noticers!

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