SH4762 : Sir William Henry Preece K.C.B. F.R.S., Caernarfon

taken 7 years ago, near to Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Sir William Henry Preece K.C.B. F.R.S., Caernarfon
Sir William Henry Preece K.C.B. F.R.S., Caernarfon
A memorial tablet for Sir William Henry Preece K.C.B. F.R.S. at the corner of the post office in Caernarfon. He was a local and a pioneer in the field of wireless technology.

The tablet reads:

1834 - 1913

THIS TABLET RAISED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION COMMEMORATES
ONE OF THE EARLIEST PIONEERS OF WIRELESS TELEGAPHY

SIR WILLIAM HENRY PREECE
K.C.B .. F.R.S.

ENGINEER IN CHIEF TO THE POST OFFICE

A NATIVE AND FIRST HONORARY FREEMAN OF CAERNARVON

HE WAS AMONGST THE FOREMOST OF PIONEERS IN THE DEVELOPEMEMT
OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY AND ONE OF THE FIRST TO EXPERIMENT
SUCCESSFULLY WITH THE SENDING OF THE SPOKEN WORD THROUGH SPACE.

ARLOESYDD YNGLYN A HÔLL DDATBLYGIADAU CYNNAR Y RADIO YN
Y WALD HON A THROS Y MOROEDD
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 47969 62628 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.3432N 4:16.4550W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 47969 62628
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