Bolton's copper works

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Date:1960 - 1969 (c.)

Description:Sidings at Bolton's Copper Works, Froghall, during the mid-1960s.

Drums of copper wire stand on the empty tracks. Wire manufactured both here and at Oakamoor would form the first Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, as well as telegraph cables all over the British Empire, leaving Great Britain at Purthcurno in Cornwall.

This image is taken from the collection of the Churnet Valley Railway.

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Image courtesy of: Churnet Valley Railway

Donor ref:unknown (109/16046)

Source: Churnet Valley Railway

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