Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Totland Bay -
- Marconi Memorial -

Location

Broadway Inn, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39

Description

A plaque describing Marconi's visit to Totland Post Office in 1897

Memorials

Guglielmo Marconi Totland Post Office
 
Inscriptions


IN APRIL 1897
SIGNOR MARCONI
WALKED INTO
TOTLAND BAY
POST OFFICE
AND ASKED MT GARLICK, THE
POSTMASTER, FOR ASSISTANCE
IN HIS EXPERIMENTS
IN TRANSMITTING WIRELESS
MESSAGES. HELPED BY MR
GARLICK HE SET UP HIS
TRANSMITTING STATION
AT THE ROYAL NEEDLES
HOTEL. ERECTING A HUGE
MAST WHICH HAD COME FROM
THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA.
MESSAGES WERE SENT AT
FIRST A DISTANCE OF ONE
MILE TO TOTLAND, THEN
EIGHTEEN MILES OUT TO SEA
TO THE STEAMER MAYFLOWER.
FINALLY THE U.S. ST PAUL
PICKED UP A MESSAGE
THIRTY-SIX MILES OFF
THE NEEDLES

A MEMORIAL TO THIS EVENT
STANDS AT ALUM BAY

 
Further Information

See Biography of Guglielmo Marconi (Nobel e-Museum)

Marconi radio transmissions : The Needles

At Knowles Farm, Niton, is a plaque bearing the inscription : "This is to commemorate that Marconi set up a wireless experimental station here in A.D. 1900".

The Postmaster was Joseph B Garlick who was resident with his family at Totland Post Office.

Needles Park Marconi information


 



 
 

 
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