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Belgium ends 19th-Century telegram service 17 Dec 2017 11:58 #5348

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Belgium ends 19th-Century telegram service
By Kevin Connolly

One hundred and seventy-one years after the first electronic message was transmitted down a line running alongside the railway between Brussels and Antwerp the final dispatch will be sent and received on 29 December.

The fact that this 19th-Century technology is still up and running in the age of Instagram and Snapchat may seem rather odd - especially when you consider that the UK, which invented the telegram in the 1830s, abandoned it as long ago as 1982.

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www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42359914
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