Photo of the Day: Cable & Wireless Workers at Ridley Hall, ca. 1947

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Cable workers outside Ridley Hall, the operating centre of Cable & Wireless Ltd, ca. 1947. In 1929 Imperial & International Communications Company acquired the assets for Harbour Grace’s cable station, changing their name to Cable & Wireless Ltd in 1934.

Back row: Eugene Farnham, Franklin Legge, Neil Legge, Harry Jones
Middle row: John Eades, R.V.C. Middleton (manager), Doug Burke
Front row: Basil E. Martin & Spinks (dog)

Picture courtesy Basil E. Martin. Information courtesy D.R. Tarrant’s Atlantic Sentinel: Newfoundland’s Role in Transatlantic Communications (Flanker, 1999).

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