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Hauling in the Cable

Photo credit: Isles of Scilly Museum

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The laying of the telegraph cable was hugely important for the economic development of the Islands. In fact, this cable was too short, so a longer one had to be relaid some time later.

Isles of Scilly Museum

St Mary’s


Hauling in the Cable


oil on canvas


H 38 x W 56 cm

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Acquisition method

on loan from a private collection

Work type


Normally on display at

Isles of Scilly Museum

Church Street, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JT England

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