Cable loading gear @ Enderby Wharf

Updated: Jan 23

This Cable winding gear stands beside Enderby Wharf on the Thames Path and is one of the very few signs left of the industrial heritage of Greenwich and the river. Submarine cable was manufactured here 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. (more to add to this - first draft)

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