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The new film version of 'Whisky Galore' which is in cinemas from 5 May features some of our artefacts. See if you can spot the following:- Philco Model 444 Radio, Philips Model 274A Radio, Ferguson Model 501 Radio, Ekco Model A23 (Dougal) Radio, Consul Acoustic Record Player, Pye Telecommunications Microphone, TMC Headset, Marconi Kestrel Transmitter/Receiver, 235 41/2 Microphone/Headset, 124 Post Office Green Books, 94 Post Office Technical Black Books, 6 Phone Books, Receiver R1132A, Power Unit Type 3, Taylor Meter Model 81A, Stratton & Co Loudspeaker, S G Brown H4 Horn Loudspeaker, Army Transceiver MWT Co Ltd Wireless Set No 1, Headphones, Philios PA Valve Amp and last but not least a Morse Key!

Exhibition

This year's Exhibition entitled REMEMBER WHEN... will open on 6 May and run until 30 September, Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 am - 4 pm. Admission FREE. See opposite for details of the VERY Special Goudie Lecture which forms part of the Exhibition opening event.

We'd welcome new exhibition guides! If you'd like to give it a try, contact us via this link. Training given - It's very rewarding and good fun!

Whilst working on this year's exhibition, we thought that it would be interesting to look back to fifty years ago and find out just how much everyday life in Great Britain had changed, after two cataclysmic World Wars (and many other lesser wars and conflicts), in the intervening period.

This year marks some notable anniversaries, especially the 50th anniversary of the introduction of colour TV and the start of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4. The picture below shows the stairwell at 131 - We think you'll agree, it'll be an exciting introduction to the Exhibition.

Alongside all this advanced technology from the 1960s, our Exhibition continues to 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' and track the devastating carnage of WW1 in 1917... including the US entry to the War.

The 1960s display in the stairwell at 131.

 

SATURDAY (VERY!) SPECIAL GOUDIE LECTURE

BBC Scotland and the Evolution of Broadcasting: 1967-2017 -
Saturday 6 May at 11.30 am
presented by Susan Allman

We are delighted to announce a VERY special event on 6 May ... a Lecture by BBC Broadcast technology expert, Susan Allman, followed by our usual Lunch, after which, Susan will declare our 2017 Exhibition 'Open'.

As usual, tea/coffee and biscuits will be available on arrival. The Lecture will start promptly at 11.30 am, followed by lunch, and then, the Official Opening of our EXPO 2017.

Susan's talk concentrate on how, in the last 50 years, broadcast technology has changed beyond recognition, and this pace of change shows no sign of slowing down! She has navigated this changing landscape in a career spanning over 30 years at BBC Scotland and has amassed a wealth of knowledge working at the forefront of technological advances in both television and radio and playing a key role in the digital revolution.

The Lectures are becoming increasingly popular and seats are limited. Admission charge for the event (including buffet lunch) is £8.00 for MoC members and £10.00 for non-members. A reduced rate of £4.00 (members) and £5 (non-members) is available, should you wish to attend the lecture but not stay for lunch. Hope you'll be able to join us!

To book a seat either e-mail dc_brankin@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01506 823424 to indicate whether or not you wish to attend (this is to help with catering arrangements!)

Forthcoming Goudie Lectures

June's lecture will be presented by Ian Archibald on Tuesday 20 June during Civic Week and is entitled The Lost Treasure of King Charles I  and Roy Johnstone will present his analysis of The Battle of the Somme on Tuesday 18 July.

More details to follow - keep an eye on our News Page!!!

Angus Annan receiving his vote of thanks from Ian Archibald following his fascinating talk on theYangtse Incident ... What really Happened?