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Gelligroes Mill near Pontllanfraith 1911 operated by William Moore and his sons. One of his sons was Arthur, known as Artie.

Arthur "Artie" Moore was born in 1887 and was a keen amateur radio enthusiast, famous for intercepting the Italian government's Declaration of War on Libya in September 1911. He also reported picking up the distress calls from the Titanic in April 1912. "Artie" died in Jan 1949.

This picture was one of a series taken by A.J. Lewis in Oct 1911 and used by the Daily Sketch reporting the Italian declaration of war and Arthur "Artie" Moore's amateur radio interception.

The glass plates were discovered by a member of Barry Camera Club, when the widow of the club's president was clearing out her house. T.J. Lewis, the photographer was a member of the Barry Camera Club in the 1920s and a trophy bearing his name is still awarded at the Annual Competition.

This image was scanned from the original T.J. Lewis glass plate in 2008.

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