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Sir Francis Ronalds - W6 Ronalds, Socialists, MacDonald and Morris

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Sir Francis Ronalds - W6


The first electric telegraph 8 miles long was constructed here in 1816 by Sir Francis Ronalds. F.R.S.

Site: Ronalds, Socialists, MacDonald and Morris (4 memorials)

W6, Upper Mall, 26, Kelmscott House

The small building was built as the coach-house to number 26. The Ronalds and Hammersmith Socialists plaques are on the small building (which is also the Kelmscott House Museum and HQ of the William Morris Society). The MacDonald and Morris plaques on the main building are covered in foliage, so our close-up photographs were taken separately in winter.

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Sir Francis Ronalds - W6

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First Electric Telegraph

Telegraphic messages were first sent successfully by Sir Francis Ronalds usin...

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Sir Francis Ronalds

Inventor and meteorologist. Probably born in London. He successfully sent mes...

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Sir Francis Ronalds - W6

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George MacDonald - W6

George Macdonald, poet and novelist, lived here 1867 - 1877.

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Hammersmith Socialists

The inscription is a quote from William Morris's 1890 "News from Nowhere", in...

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William Morris - W6

Morris died here.

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