Today, you will need to go back in my blog to pick-up the beginning of this thread, since this one is all about our discovery at Wroughton, near Reading, England.
I keep getting silly comments (which I delete) from people who are obviously on the receiving-end of this 'expose by review', and one of them today asked about "the many incarnations of Radio Caroline". Of course there have been NO "incarnations of Radio Caroline" and that is one of the main premises of my blog! This seems to point to the fact that those who are hostile to the true story about Radio Caroline being revealed for the very first time, appear to follow their 'leader' Paul Rusling who admits that he does not read history books or perform his own original research. This results in silly questions being raised by people don't read the blog. Those comments are deleted before being posted in the Comments section.
I mention this because I am now asking readers of this blog to go back and pick-up the thread that began with the lecture at Burntisland in 2014, and that is not the easiest thing to do with a blog. However, the references are still available if you care to go back and look for them. I suppose that if I numbered each of the near-daily entries this would be a much easier task for readers to accomplish, and I may go back and perform that task. However, I am working on a book version of this blog and that will also help to provide easier referencing, but finishing that book is a task running parallel to this blog, albeit on a different and delayed time frame.
Meanwhile, we once more turn our attention to this lone paragraph on page 276 of the book 'Radio Man'. I ask you to take note of the references to the planned start of Radio Caroline in 1964, by Charles Orr Stanley and his son John Stanley.
This was not so much a plan set in motion by the Pye Group of companies, as you will soon discover, but a devious operation that was created by Charles Orr Stanley and John Stanley using facilities of the Pye Group of companies. There is a big difference, because the actual board of directors of the Pye Group of companies were not aware of what Charles Orr Stanley and John Stanley were planning. I have already confirmed this by reproducing the words of Harry McGee from a BBC Radio 3 broadcast script that was written some years ago.
If you will recall, it is this one section within that single paragraph that caused all of the problems. More than this, it was the use of specific words within this section which contradicted known facts about the equipment on board the mv Caroline (ex-Fredericia).
So once more, let us take a closer look at those words: "a fictitious radio manufacturing company", and "everything Pye made for Caroline was stamped with the logo of the nonexistent manufacturer." The key words under scrutiny are: "fictitious"; "manufacturing"; "made" and "nonexistent manufacturer." Keep them in mind as we recreate some of the steps (there were a lot more than these), that 'The Trio' with the help and assistance of one very important person. He undertook the physical legwork at Wroughton, as well as the physical search for an explanation.
The Museum at Bradford, which is tied to the Science Museum in London, was given custody of the new Stanley Foundation collection. If you will recall it was assembled by Nicholas Stanley in memory of his father and grandfather. This new collection of original documents was gathered from copies held outside the main collection which had allegedly been destroyed by the Philips company, when that company absorbed Pye and destroyed its head office archives held in Cambridge, England.
Nicholas Stanley also commissioned the 2002 book 'Radio Man' upon which his new Stanley Foundation spent £92,355 on research. The Stanley Foundation also employed journalist Mark Frankland as its author; Gordon Bussey to assist with technical guidance, and engaged with the prestigious IEE as publisher.
[Caveat: What you are about to read are the email exchanges relating to information known or believed to be true at the time that they were written, and which subsequently became modified by additions, deletions and amendments. The 'bullets' are additions to indicate the various paragraphs in the emails, although they did not appear in the original emails.]
On August 5, 2015 at 2:32 PM, the following email was sent on behalf of 'The Trio' to Rebecca Smith at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England.
On August 6, 2015 at 10:48 AM, this reply was received from [name redacted] on behalf of the National Media Museum at Bradford, England.
On August 6, 2015 at 11:56 AM, this email was sent in response:
Then, when nothing more was heard from the National Media Museum for months, 'The Trio' resumed contact with the Museum, and that resulted in this email from Michael Terwey who represented senior management at the Museum. It is dated November 18, 2015 at 8:20 AM:
'The Trio' responded on November 18, 2015 at 12:26 PM:
Unfortunately nothing more transpired until 2017. On February 22, 2017, 'The Trio' received this notification from their associate:
On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:21 PM, 'The Trio' received this follow-up message from their associate:
Well, that's where I am ending today's blog, so if you want to know what was discovered, you need to come back tomorrow when I will show you and answer a lot of questions relating to it.
See you tomorrow.
Oh, by the way, like everyone else who has had their life uprooted, upended and sent into a time warp, I obviously had to leave DC and move back to Texas. My uncle in Scotland (Texas) has (had?) a large antiques business with an apartment attached in a small town southeast of Dallas. He loaded me up with books and movies and of course my computer which he piled into the extended cab of my pick up. Now I am waiting to see when this Crisis ends, but in the meantime I am watching out for my uncle's business. I can't wait until we can all socially mix again, but thankfully where I am is big enough for access to major stores and I also have access to a lot of open spaces. In the meantime I have opened a Facebook page, so I might see you there as well.