Tagged: maritime

Atlantic Telegraph Cables (IA Section)

A talk by John Dike who will describe attempts to establish telegraph communication between Britain and America from 1858 onwards, and include demonstrations of some of the problems of early telegraphy and the challenges...

Life between the tides (Tavistock Branch) – cancelled

An illustrated talk by Dave Herdson who writes: “We all see the shore when the tide goes out but what happens when the waves come in? Hunters strike through the algae, strange tales of...

Visit to Fremington Quay and Torridge Estuary (IA Section)

The visit consists of three related activities: 2.00 pm: Guided walk around Fremington Quay, looking at lime kilns, old railway sidings, Fremington dock, a visit to the interpretative centre (old signal box). The leader...

Plymouth and District Branch report: 2018

Our February talk, entitled ‘The Western Channel Observatory’, was given by Dr Tim Smyth of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML). The Western Channel Observatory is an oceanographic time-series and marine biodiversity reference site in...