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Cable loading gear @ Enderby Wharf

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

Industrial landmark:Cable loading gear - evidence of former Submarine cable factory
Cable Loading gear: Enderby Whf, Greenwich Peninsula

This Cable winding gear stands beside Enderby Wharf on the Thames Path, Greenwich Peninsula. It is one of the very few signs left of the industrial heritage of Greenwich and the river. Submarine cable was manufactured here from the 1850s and loaded onto specialised ships that laid thousands of miles undersea to establish the first "telegraph" and later "telephone" communication linking countries and continents all over the world . The earliest cables didn't always last long, but gradually the technology was improved. (Click image for link to more info)

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