PK Cable Map 1880's

PK Cable Map 1880's

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Tunnels for Cable and Wireless... and for Western Union?

(FO 371/28654)
Another snippet from the PRO. Where Cable and Wireless had the tunnels at Porthcurno, Western Union - who also landed cables in Cornwall - had a largely unprotected office at the top of Alexandra Road in Penzance (now flats - boo, hiss). Whether or not this protected underground 'reserve' cable station was built is something I'll follow up...

1 comment:

  1. Some interesting finds at the PRO!

    Old and recent photos of the WU Penzance station on my site: