Find out why history was made in a remote Cornish valley…… 

Inside Porthcurno the Cable Hut

Porthcurno may be a tiny place in the furthest reaches of Cornwall but it holds a very important place in history.  It was the busiest relay station in the world in 1920.  Porthcurno beach is also the place where 14 submarine telegraph cables came ashore at an 1870’s relay station. Did you know that now only 3% of data is fed around the world by satellite? The rest is sent in the blink of an eye by undersea cables. Porthcurno is set at the end of a Cornish valley […]

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A surprising location for The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret, Southwark, London

Read about my visit to Southwark and a trip back in time to the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret, housed in a surprising London location. October 2016. I had a rare trip up to London on my own, meeting up with my aunt and uncle in St. Thomas’ Street, Southwark.  I took the tube direct from Euston to London Bridge station and took the exit on to St Thomas’ Street. You come out right underneath the Shard.  It’s one of the best place to take a photograph straight up […]

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