Flat Holm: A History of Communication

This event forms part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time

Date and Time
Date(s) - September 28, 2024
1:00 pm-5:30 pm

Join Flat Holm guide and local history expert, Glyn Jones, for a dive into the fascinating communications history of Flat Holm Island!

Learn about the first ever wireless messages sent over open water in 1897, see the top-secret WW2 radar ramp, and experience the challenges of communication from a remote island in the Bristol Channel.

Other points of interest on the tour include:

  • Pink Boulder pushed by the last ice age glacier from North Wales.
  • Forced draught Lime Kiln.
  • Defensive moat running across the island built to defend against a possible French invasion.
  • Lead mining and smuggling caves.
  • Largest fossilised wave formation in Britain.

Our prices include:

Leader details
Glyn Jones

• Over 20 years’ experience as a tour guide on Flat Holm Island. • Avid interest in local history and Flat Holm in particular. • Consultant to BBC on Marconi experiments of 1897.


Price : £50

September 28, 2024 1:00 pm.

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