Since as long
ago as the 1830's when British Inventors William Cooke
and Charles Wheatstone devised the electric telegraph
system, the breakthrough in communications which came
to be known as the telegram has been responsible for
reporting world-shattering events.
cablegram, radio telegram: evocative names which signal
significant news for the recipient.
From the news of
gold found in California to the discovery of a disguised
Dr Crippen aboard the SS Montrose, the key witness was
always the telegram.
Even today in a world
saturated with instant technological exchanges, the
impact made by the telegram is no less.
First telegraph service opened in the UK.
The sending and receiving of messages had been dubbed
Denmark introduces the first 'artistic' telegram form.
82 million telegrams sent in the UK.
Over 50 million telegrams sent in the UK.
Telegram service suspended due to war.
Telegram service became part of British Telecom.
New computerised telegram system (EMHS) installed.
LoveGram, WeddingGram, BabyGram & SantaGram are
On-Line ordering is launched.
TelegramsOnline takes over the telegram service from BT.