5 April 2012
Last updated at 07:45
An exhibition opens in Caerphilly county this weekend in honour of an amateur radio enthusiast who picked up the distress signal from the stricken Titanic after it hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago this month. Arthur 'Artie' Moore (pictured), from Gelligroes Mill, near Pontllanfraith, and Richard Jenkins experimented with wireless technology in the early 1900s at Mr Moore's makeshift radio workshop.
Mr Moore first made front page news in 1911 by picking up a message of Italy's declaration of war on Libya
On 15 April 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. This photographs shows the ship leaving Belfast, where it was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard.
Artie Moore was one of the first people in the outside world to learn of the ship's fate when he picked up its distress signal on his equipment, shown here in a 1911 photograph by the Daily Sketch newspaper. The pictures were saved from destruction by Barry Radio Society chairman Glyn Jones.
The exhibition at the Winding House Museum in New Tredegar, which opens on Friday, focuses on the story of Mr Moore, as well as looking at life in this corner of south Wales in the early 1900s
The exhibition, which runs every Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00 BST until the end of the year, is entitled The Titanic, the Mill and the Signal: Artie Moore and Titanic's SOS. This photograph shows the Titanic's veranda cafe in first class.
Gelligroes Mill is now a candlemaking workshop. On 14 April, it will be open to the public from 10:00 to 16:00 BST when Blackwood and District Amateur Radio Society will commemorate Mr Moore receiving the Titanic's distress signal.
Mr Moore's experiments continued after 1912 and, in 1932, he patented an early version of the sonar system of measuring ocean depths. He eventually died in 1949