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The Eastern Telegraph Company’s first cable system – the Red Sea Line to India

December 8 @ 19:30 - 20:30 GMT

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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December 8
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19:30 - 20:30 GMT
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http://greenwichindustrialhistory.blogspot.com/

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Greenwich Industrial History Society
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