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of Central Offices, Royal Exchange, London
1853 The British Telegraph Co was set up by the merger of the British Electric Telegraph Co and the European and American Printing Telegraph Co. A cable was laid from Portpatrick to Donaghadee, in Ireland.
1854 A second cable was laid from Portpatrick to Whitehead.
1864 The company held its last annual meeting
1870 The cables laid in 1853 and 1854, together with the company itself, were taken over by the GPO.