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During a family visit to Cornwall in July 2011, I had the opertunity to visit the Lizard Wireless Centre at Lizard, Cornwall and the Marconi Centre at Poldhu, Cornwall. This page just has a few pictures that I thought may be of interest. If you click the pictures, more details will appear about the image; clicking the image again will show the full resolution image. If you would like an image without the copyright notice, contact me - it's not a problem!

The Lizard Wireless Centre

The first Coastal Path sign mentioning the Lizard Wireless Station.

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Commemorative plaque outside the Lizard Wireless Station.

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National Trust sign, also outside the wireless site.

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View across the bay from the station.

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The station (2 huts on left) and lighthouse site (right).

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Final part of the footpath leading to the station.

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Also near buy, the Lloyds Signal Station, used by Lloyds Insurance to keep track of ships.

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The open sign and view out to see.

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The (original) workshops as used by Marconi. Antennas located out of shot to right.

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Inside the workshop, the Marconi station. Some parts are replicas, some original.

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The Wireless Station's QSL Card for their Amateur Radio Station, GB2LD.

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The view from the workshop window.

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My car, parked where sections of the World-War 2 Chain Home Radar were sited.

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The Marconi Centre (Poldhu)

The start of the footpath leading to the Marconi Centre.

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The outside of the Marconi Centre.

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Sign explaining the view of the radio field.

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Foundations of transmitter house, used for first Atlantic communications by Marconi (designed by A. Flemming).

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One of the Marconi Centre's modern Amateur Radio Stations (available for use by Radio Hams).

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Chris, G8OCV works PSK31 from the Marconi Centre

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A Morse key produced by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Ltd.

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Monument to Marconi standing in the old antenna field outside the Marconi Centre.

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These images show the 4 plaques on the sides of the monument. Click an image to enlarge.

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