Life in Newburgh on Ythan

By Talpa

March 1917. Breaking News!

This broken cable emerging among the rocks on the shore at Peterhead played a rather important roll in 20th Century history. It is all that remains of an underwater telegraph cable that connected the UK with Europe. On the 5th of June 1869, a telegraph cable connection was established between Russia and Norway and in August of the same year the Anglo‑Norwegian cable between Egersund and Peterhead telegraph station was taken into service. 

In 1917 the first news of the Russian Revolution reached Britain at this very spot! 

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