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What is the Telegraph?

What is the telegraph?

telegraph (Oxford English Dictionary definition)

noun a system or device for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire, especially one creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection.

verb 1 send a message to by telegraph. 2 send (a message) by telegraph. 3 convey (an intentional or unconscious message) with facial expression or body language.

Why Porthcurno?

The Cable Hut on Porthcurno beach

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Porthcurno valley, in the far west of Cornwall, was the hub of international cable communications from 1870-1970 and a training college for the communications industry until 1993.

In WWII secret tunnels were dug by Cornish miners to house an underground building and the entire telegraph operations. These bomb proof/gas proof tunnels provided 14 secure cables out of the UK to its allies.

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