Today we launch a campaign to bring back Morse code to the top of the Cabot Tower. For many years, a light on top of the tower used to spell out B-R-I-S-T-O-L, but when the tower was reopened last year after refurbishment, the light was only flashing constantly, rather than spelling out Bristol to followers of Samuel Morse’s famous invention.
Many traditions in Bristol are dying out, but Morse code at the top of the Cabot Tower is a tradition that can easily be reinstated.
This is the simple series of dots and dashes, spelling out the name of the city where all proud Bristolians will tell you Giovanni Caboto sailed from when he discovered North America in 1497:
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