Crossroads Care’s Penarth Social Group learns about local history

Guglielmo Marconi

Members of Crossroads Care in the Vale’s Penarth Social Group enjoyed a fascinating presentation on the history of radio and Guglielmo Marconi’s connection with Penarth on Monday 16th August.

The presentation was given by Glyn Jones of Barry Amateur Radio Society, who is no stranger to the group, having already given an excellent talk about Flat Holm island in May.
Glyn described the inventor’s background and upbringing, leading to how the young Marconi carried out the world’s first radio transmission across water from Flat Holm to Lavernock Point in 1897.
The group learned how Marconi went on to be praised for the actions of radio operators employed by his company on the Titanic, who raised the alert which led to the rescue of many passengers.
You can learn more about the work and life of Guglielmo Marconi by clicking on the link below:
Details of Barry Amateur Radio Society can be found on their website:
All carers of a relative with dementia in the Vale of Glamorgan are welcome to attend Crossroads Care’s Penarth Social Group. Relatives with care needs are also welcome to attend as Mavis, one of our care workers, is on hand to give assistance if required. If you would like more information about the group, please contact Jo Hendry on (029) 2070 0057 (option 3).