and visitors to Harwich between 10th and 17th April will get the
chance to see an exhibition about pirate radio off the Essex coast
in the 60s.
the exhibits will be some of the equipment radio presenters used
40 years ago.
will also be photographs of the ships and presenters, copies of
play lists and examples of some of the merchandise like car stickers
stations used to promote their on air sound.
on display will be vintage radio sets from the sixties period and
before, and there will be the chance to watch live images from the
of the exhibits have been loaned by the National Vintage Wireless
and Television Museum, run by curator Tony O'Neil. They will be
from his permanent exhibition housed at the High Lighthouse in West
Street, which is open from Whitsun till September 12.30 - 4.30pm.
will also be able to make a short recording of themselves as pirate
DJ's in the exhibition centre on Ha'penny Pier.
exhibition centre has been kindly provided by the Harwich Society.
will also be the chance to speak to pirate legend Keith Skues in
"An Audience With The Pirates" which will be staged in
the historic Electric Palace Cinema just yards from the quayside,
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Videos of footage from
those 60s pirate radio days will also be shown.
more information about the National Vintage Wireless and Television
Museum, contact Tony O'Neil on 07796 280980.
more information about the Electric Palace cinema, contact Colin
Crawford on 01255 553333.
more information about the Harwich Society, contact Bernie Sadler
on 01255 503633.