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Arthur "Artie" Moore at Gelligroes Mill, near Pontllanfraith in October 1911. His father was the miller.

Arthur "Artie" Moore born in 1887 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. He 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 "Artie" Moore's 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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