20 Sept. 2018 – The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum by David, G8UOD

David told the group where the museum was located and some of the pitfalls with the local roads. He told of the history of the site and the different companies that had used the site from 1870.

There was a demonstration on how the Cook and Wheastone telegraph machine worked and also how positive and negative morse code was used.

David explained how tunnels were built to meet the needs of the war effort and the work that was carried out in them.

Cable types used were explained and the types of cable ships used.

he explained how the museum provides demonstrations of different types of telegraph machines and how children are catered for with simple system for them to try.