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Atlantic Telegraph Cables (IA Section)

Tue. 13 November 2018 at 10:30 am

£3 – £5

The breaking of the Atlantic telegraph cable 1865, from Illustrated London NewsA talk by John Dike who will describe attempts to establish telegraph communication between Britain and America from 1858 onwards, and include demonstrations of some of the problems of early telegraphy and the challenges faced by early engineers and scientists as they coped with the lack of necessary theoretical knowledge.


The breaking of the Atlantic telegraph cable on board the Great Eastern, 1865
From The Illustrated London News (public domain)

DA members £3. Non-members £5. Booking is not necessary.

Coffee from 10:30, talk begins at 11 am.  Members may wish to bring a pack lunch or consider joining others for lunch at the Waie Inn at Zeal Monachorum 3 miles to the south of Coldridge. Map Ref. SS 721 038 (details at https://www.waieinn.co.uk/). Ian Miles will take numbers for a reservation at the Waie Inn at the beginning of meeting.


Tue. 13 November 2018
10:30 am
£3 – £5
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Iain Miles)


Coldridge Village Hall
Map Ref. SS 698 076
2 miles west of the A 377 at Lapford, EX17 6AX