31 July 2012>
The Winding House exhibition, The Titanic, the Mill and the Signal: Artie Moore and Titanic's SOS, which links a Caerphilly local to the Titanic disaster, has attracted over 3,000 visitors since opening in April of this year!
The exhibition, open for the rest of year, displays artefacts linking locals to the famous ship and the story of the tragic sinking itself, concentrating on Artie Moore, who received RMS Titanic 's SOS signal, on the night of 15th April, 1912 on his homemade wireless radio equipment at Gelligroes Mill.
The exhibition has been further boosted by a recent new loan of Artie's spark gap transmitter by Blackwood and District Amateur Radio Society. This is the only surviving piece of his radio equipment and is a significant addition to the displays.
As well as attracting thousands of visitors the exhibition has also garnered international coverage, featuring in publications as diverse as the Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Iran Daily News, The Hindu and The Washington Post! A member of museum staff was even interviewed live on Detroit-based radio station, WJR, in Michigan, USA!
Cllr. Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration applauded the success of the exhibition, saying, "The story of Artie Moore is truly fascinating and provides such an immediate link to an event that has such great significance in history. It is no wonder the exhibition has received so much interest. I would encourage anyone who hasn't yet visited to make it a priority."
For more information, please contact the Winding House on 01443 822 666 or go to www.windinghouse.co.uk
The Titanic, the Mill and the Signal: Artie Moore and Titanic's SOS
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