On this page, you will find a series of videos, or links to videos, that will be of historical interest. Please just click on the link to view:

A Short Walk around Temple

Some footage taken in Summer 2022, showing some sights that may bring back some memories of places around and about Electra House.

Click HERE to see how the Teleprinter was used to send a telegram to Edinburgh in 1932.

Click HERE to watch cinema newsreel from 1946, showing the visit by Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Edwina to Electra House to open the new London to Malta wirephoto service.

He also was to meet and personally thank operators and engineers who had served under him in the Far East during the war, one of whom was Jack â€˜Ginger’ Pennington who featured in our August newsletter.

Lord Louis was met at the main entrance to EH by Sir Edward Wilshaw, the Chairman of Cable and Wireless, and escorted into the building. He sent a photograph by facsimile and also exchanged greetings via the Malta circuit with the governor of the island, before heading for the refectory to address the assembled staff and meet his war-time colleagues, members of Telcom units who had served especially in Burma.


Finally, click HERE to view a YouTube video describing the Cable & Wireless Great Circle Map, produced in 1945 by MacDonald Gill, brother of Eric Gill.