President: Ernie Reynolds 10 Long Meadow,
Saltash PL12 6DW 01752 302716
Secretary: Martin Lister 82 Hillside Road,
Saltash, PL12 6EY 01752 842404
Treasurer: Prebendary Brian A Anderson, 44 Essa Road,
Saltash PL12 4EE: 01752 511271
On Wed 20 Jan 16, the Liskeard Old Cornwall Society, presented the Torpoint OCS with a Photographic Collection of
100 full plate photographs and map, of the building of Devonport Dockyard, (1901-1910), this at St Budeaux, part
of the Duchy of Cornwall. From this collection pictures the first building on site is that of the Governor's Residence,
followed by the Gate Lodge and Guard Room, complete with Cells. Pictured in the river are a number of pre WW1
Iron Clad Gunboats and Wooden Hulks, including HMS Defiance, from which the first Ship to Ship and Ship to Shore
Radio Transmissions were made in 1896, in the waters between the River Lynher, and the Hamoaze, here in Cornwall.
The Defiance was Commanded by Captain Henry Jackson, RN. (Guglielmo Marconi, was later to receive his first long
range radio transmission across the Atlantic in 1901. Transmitted by a Thomas Hunken from Poldu, Cornwall, and
received by Marconi, in Newfoundland).
The photocopying of the collection of photographs are courtesy of Mr Alan Bates, (Tremar), and the albums compiled
by Mrs Paula Arthur, Liskeard OCS, Recorder. One copy is to be retained by the Liskeard OCS and a third album
presented to the Saltash OCS on Mon 25 Jan 2016.
Duncan Paul Matthews
Turquoise, Black & Gold
(Photo: Terry Knight)