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The Eastern Telegraph Company’s first cable system – the Red Sea Line to India
8 December 2020@19:30-20:30
It’s 150 years this year since the UK was first connected directly to India, via Gibraltar, Malta, Alexandria, Aden and the Indian Ocean. The cable was made in Greenwich – and the Aden-Mumbai stretch was laid by the Great Eastern, the Brunel’s paddle steamer that was built on the Isle of Dogs.
Stewart Ash, SE London-based submarine cable consultant and historian
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