Pat Herbert, curator of the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio - SK

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  1. G4TUT

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    Pat Herbert, curator of the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio - SK
    The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio have announced on Facebook:

    19 June 2020
    It is with great sadness that we report the death last Thursday of Pat Herbert, the curator of the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth, Ireland. Pat will be greatly missed.

    The museum has been a very special place since it first opened in 2003. Pat was a real character and a gentleman . He had been collecting radio paraphernalia since the early 1950s when he was working on the building sites in London.

    The museum is a credit to him. It is a magical, quirky and welcoming Aladdin's Cave where everybody receives a genuine personal welcome.

    Pat was an encyclopaedia of knowledge on the history of radio and a great storyteller as well. He generously allowed the setting up of the amateur station EI0MAR in the Martello Tower and was always fascinated with the contacts made. We shall never see his likes again.

    Let us hope that the museum continues as a celebration of Pat's life and passion for radio. To his sons Simon and Noel, his daughter Evonne, his extended family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.
    May he rest in peace.

    de Tony EI5EM

    Our thanks to Mike Terry for the above information

    Watch this video - Hurdy Gurdy Man

    Hurdy Gurdy Man is a portrait of the life and work of Pat Herbert.
    Pat is a lifelong collector of vintage radios and gramophones, and over the past 60 years, he has amased a wonderful collection of everything from the earliest morse code inkers, to gramophones and radios which pre date both world wars. In 2003, Pat decided to display his collection to the public and established the Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, which resides in the Martello Tower overlooking Howth Harbour, in County Dublin
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    May are Brother Rest in the Arms of God and Prayers and God Bless His Family from WA4JAY Jay Flora in Shelby, NC
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    Thank you for posting this and including the video link. RIP, Pat Herbert. The world needs more gentle souls like him. And ham radio needs more folks with an appreciation of radio history and its preservation.
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  5. M0DHA

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    Thank you for sharing this , RIP Pat , this is superb history that will never be forgotten .
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    HI PAT HERBER , the nice museum : RESPECT fully vy73 DJOAJ erkem
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    I've been to the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in the Martello Tower twice in my visits to Dublin and Howth.

    I'm sad to hear that Pat Herbert has passed away. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    Thank you for letting us see such a wonderful person and his magnificent collection. May he rest in peace in a place full of radios and meet up with Senior Marconi.

    Roy VK6RR
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    I have operated as EI0MAR from the Hurdy Gurdy Museum for the past few years celebrating International Marconi Day. Pat was there for each activation always interested in where our signal was reaching and how many QSOs were in the log. Pat was a gentleman and enjoyed being around all thing radio. RIP Pat
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