In the summer of 1922, I and friends had our usual camping excursion. We settled on a picturesque site with stream and trees, and of course my completed four-valve wireless set with an Amplion loudspeaker powered by a car battery. An aerial was rigged on the tallest tree. That evening we heard the Savoy Orchestra loud and clear from London. The strains percolated through the trees to a romany camp, and they joined us around the set. We listened spellbound, absorbing for the first time the wonders evolved by the efforts of mankind.
P D Harris