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Did Harry Grindell Matthews really invent the world’s first mobile phone, a way of projecting images and messages into the sky, the fuel which propelled Buzz Aldrin to the moon and the forerunner of the microwave oven? Did he invent “A death ray”? Or were the claims he made false and was this the reason almost none of his inventions passed the tests of Governments and never became a commercial reality? Why is our local scientist not a household name?
What is not in doubt is that he was born in Winterbourne and died in Wales and in between he led a “colourful life” which at times seems almost unbelievable.
Join speaker Carole Darling to find out about this extraordinary local inventor.