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May 5, 2015

Miller's son who heard Titanic SOS

The first person in Britain to learn that the Titanic was sinking was Artie Jones, a miller's son from Pontllanfraith, near Caerphilly. Locals brought batteries ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

to Gelligroes Mill for recharging for their radios. Artie was fascinated by the technology and experimented with it, even placing a receiver on the nearby mountain. After picking up the Titanic's distress calls, he ran to tell the local police - but he wasn't believed because the signal wasn't thought to travel so far. For more on this story, and the mill's unlikely connection to New York's parks, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the waymarker post opposite the mill. Or click here