Porthcurno – sun, sand, theatre and communications

Back in 1982 I arrived in Porthcurno, Cornwall, fresh out of college and wet behind the ears. The attraction of Porthcurno? Apart from the fantastic beach, gorgeous blue water and weather, it was a remote Cable & Wireless out-station were people from all around the world came to learn about all sorts of communication equipment. […]

RNLI Zetland Lifeboat Museum

The RNLI Zetland Lifeboat Museum is home to the world’s oldest lifeboat and is responsible for saving over 500 lives in her seventy-eight years of service. Built in 1802, at a cost of £200, this 31′ double-ended rowing boat was carriage launched and crewed by between thirteen and twenty volunteer fishermen and pilots from the boat’s […]