History Goes On

About The Vintage Signals Team

Kenneth Lloyd | kenlloyd.mediator@gmail.com

The Vintage Signals Team

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Team Outreach Director Kenneth Lloyd explains a bit about the various teams that make up the Vintage Signals Team. As well as being the Outreach Director, Ken is the creative genius who created the Vintage Signals Team.  

Biography

The Vintage Signals Team  tell the story of communication from Phidippides through to the Cold War.  We do this in an interactive manner.  We teach visitors to our events about the equipment: Heliographs, Signal Lamps, Semaphore flags and then we invite them to try the equipment themselves.  The equipment we use is authentic although we have no real way to track exactly who used the equipment and when.  The Team use Morse Code keys and simple ciphers in workshops.  And the Team recently purchased a digital Enigma machine to tell the continuing story of communication.  The VST have done a series of lectures on the history of communication from the Boer War to cyberwar.  

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