Very sad to learn that Gerry Wells, Curator of the British Vintage Wireless & Television Museum passed away on December 22, 2014.
We featured Gerry Wells in this post from 2011; the included radio documentary is a must-listen.
Many thanks to the Southgate ARC for sharing the information below:
(Source: Southgate ARC)
The Curator of the British Vintage Wireless & Television Museum, Gerald Wells, passed away on December 22
At the end of the 1960’s Gerry gave up his job as an electrical contractor. He could see wireless sets being discarded and felt there was a need for a “Vintage Wireless Museum”.
The Museum for Vintage Wireless came into existence in 1974 and was later expanded to include Television.
1994 Channel 4 TV documentary about Gerry Wells
British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum, West Dulwich, London
Very sad to read this wonderful person has passed away.
I have a VHS tape with a 1993 (repeat in 1994) BBC broadcast called “Tuning In”, featuring Gerald Wells and his museum. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/PPg-D33RnS8?t=33m34s