SM8834 : Cable hut, Abermawr

taken 10 years ago, near to Granston, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Cable hut,  Abermawr
Cable hut, Abermawr
This tiny building, now a holiday let, played a significant role in history as the place where the first underwater cable link between Ireland and Great Britain came ashore in 1862, and a second one in 1880. Equipment here received the messages and operators relayed them to London. During WW1 the terminal was deemed important enough to warrant an armed guard to be stationed here. See LinkExternal link
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SM8834, 54 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 February, 2008
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 884 347 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.2728N 5:4.8750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 884 348
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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