Back Reflection The Man History Forgot (Part 1)

Back Reflection The Man History Forgot (Part 1) By Bill Burns and Stewart ash July 20, 2020 Regular readers of Back Reflection will know that after the 1858 failure of the first attempt to lay the Atlantic Telegraph, six years would pass before the next attempt could be organised.  We know that Cyrus West Field [...]

Portraits of Sir John Pender: 1816-96

Portraits of Sir John Pender: 1816-96 By Stewart Ash and Bill Burns May 18, 2020 The celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the first all-British submarine telegraph cable to India were to include an exhibition at the PK Porthcurno – Museum of Global Communications pkporthcurno.com.  The programme was intended to be launched on 4 June [...]

In Search of Lost Robert Dudley Watercoulours

In Search of Lost Robert Dudley Watercoulours By Stewart Ash January 19, 2020 In November’s Back Reflection Bill Burns related the story behind a painting of the shore end cable landing in Aden in 1870. The operation was part of what was later the Eastern Telegraph Co’s submarine cable to India, known as the ‘Red [...]