For World Maritime Day read our collection of success, failures, historic moments and wars involving cableships throughout history.
PK Online Collection (PKOC) Themes
It can be difficult to know where to start. Our quick guide for the PK Online Collection helps guide you to explore over 34,000 items.
Oral Histories on PKOC
The archive at PK holds histories collected from those connected with C&W available to listen to online through the PK Online Collection.
PKOC World Map – Explore the Global History of Communications
The collections held at the Museum of Global Communications contain archive material and objects from around the world, reflecting the global nature of the industry. The PK Online Collection (PKOC) provides a World Map that allows users to explore the items we have connected with a particular place.
“I Remember this Christmas…”
Christmas is a time of memories and for many people throughout the decades, the celebrations have continued throughout some especially unique and life-threatening circumstances for some Cable & Wireless staff.
Eerie Stories and Haunting Halloween Tales
Tales as old as time, ghosts stories have been around for centuries, we share with some of our own from Porthcurno to out at sea.
Monarch Under Fire
The history of the Second World War is one rich in stories and those of cableships are no less courageous and hazardous than those of warships. Learn about a ‘friendly’ fire incident with the cableship Monarch.
What is a cableship?
Discover the history of cableships from the early ships repurposed to lay the first telegraph cables across the Atlantic, to the development of purpose built cableships that lay and repair fibre optic cables today.
Meet the team behind the PK150 Connected Collections project
Meet the team behind the PK150 Connected Collections project as they share their experience of researching the PK Archive and exploring new perspectives.
PK150 Connected Collections Symposium
Held on the 10 September 2021, the PK150 Connected Collections Symposium presented the research projects by the 2021 Citizen Curators and International Student Volunteers.
The Lady and the Wolfpack
Our cableship blog series continues with this account from the Second World War. In 1943, cable repair ship, Lady Denison-Pender, is escorted on hazardous duties by an armed convoy, in what is to be a very close call with a U-boat wolf-pack near the Spanish Sahara.
The Naval Shipworm
Jay Hollis explores how the naval shipworm (Teredo navalis) had an intricate part to play in the history of telegraphy. Jay also shares his blog series STRANDS created as part of his research into the PK Archive.