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DEAD MAN'S HAND by Seymour Matthews
Tuesday 26th July - Saturday 6th August

Two couples are lured to a remote location to be murdered one by one. Who is the murderer and what do those about to be murdered have in common? Sound familiar? Maybe, but are you really watching what you think you're watching ... and does the title really mean what you think it means? Don't believe everything you see. Expect the unexpected. "A teasing, very theatrical play, which dares to laugh at itself and its genre until ... the Dead Man shows his hand ...". "This captivating thriller pursues its theme in a singularly exciting manner ... an enticingly clever piece of work." Seymour Matthews has three published plays, all of which are regularly presented in the U.K. and around the world including the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and Europe.
Sponsored by Bill LeGrice Roses

Radio Group Celebrates SeaBritain 2005

The Radio Hut at the Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne, home of the North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group, is featuring a special display of marine radio equipment inspired by SeaBritain 2005, a celebration of Britain's maritime heritage and achievements during the last 200 years.  It depicts a ship's radio cabin in the 1970's, at a time when all ships at sea were still required to have one or more qualified Radio Officers on board to keep in touch with coast radio stations, other ships at sea, and provide 'SOS' communications in an emergency. The requirement ceased on January 31st, 1999, and this role and function, vital in its time, is already slipping into history.  Associated with the marine radio display is a computer simulation of the last messages from the Titanic before it sank in 1912. This was the first occasion that a liner at sea called for help by radio, and lessons learned from the disaster resulted in new International Regulations for maritime wireless operating, including compulsory use of the international distress signal 'SOS', 24-hour monitoring of the international distress frequency, and radio "silence" periods twice an hour to ensure that emergency signals could be heard by all ships able to offer assistance.

Also on display are military transmitters and receivers dating from before WW2 up to the 1960's, demonstrating the role of radio in wartime. Included is a computer presentation showing how, during the war, captured Enigma machines at Bletchley Park deciphered enemy messages intercepted by special monitoring stations, including amateur radio 'Voluntary Interceptors', operating in their own homes.  Other displays or demonstrations include the early landline Morse telegraph; light signalling; field telegraphs; the early days of broadcasting; amateur radio; short wave listening (featuring China Radio International, live and on-air) and the history of the Morse code. Everything is explained to visitors in a non-technical way, although technical information is available for those that want it. Children are catered for in several ways, and take home special certificates after tapping out their names in Morse code.  The Muckleburgh Collection is open daily from Easter to the end of October. During this period the radio hut, manned by volunteers, opens on three days a week, with free admission for museum visitors.
The Radio Group is looking for new members able to spend one day a week at Muckleburgh on Wednesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., or on Sunday afternoon from 1.00 to 4.30 p.m. On these days, members explain or demonstrate exhibits to visitors, but no specific knowledge or experience of the equipment displayed is required as help and guidance is readily available.  Radio enthusiasts who would like more information about joining the Group in its interesting and enjoyable activities should phone 01263 825651 or 01263 821936 for more information. The Group's website is at

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