PK Cable Map 1880's

PK Cable Map 1880's

Friday, 30 September 2011

If you are in London on 12th October...........

See the following link for information about the forthcoming meeting of the Newcomen Society at the Science Museum in London on Wednesday 12th October.

I hope that we might see you there.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Ebay items

If, like me, you have a naughty habit of collecting bits of old telegraph kit, check out the following ebay items, all rather too expensive for me:

Section of submarine cable made by Silvertown Telegraph Works:

It's amazing what you find on ebay. There was a sample of mumetal on there a while back, with the original Telcon label!

Enjoy, and happy bidding!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

PK on the BBC next month

The BBC have now advised us of the details of the screening of their new series " The Story of Electricity" which brought their production team to Porthcurno in February this year.
In three parts starting with "Shock & Awe" on Thursday 6th October it is on BBC4 at 9.00pm.
The second episode which we believe will contain some footage at PK is called " The Age of Invention" and this will run at the same time, same channel on Thursday 13th October.

The star of the series is Professor Jim Al Khalili ( above) and we can already get a flavour of the series by going to the BBC "Sneak Preview" on You Tube at :

Tell your friends ! ...........and look out for the credits !!