Description Porthcurno is a small village in southwestern Cornwall, close to Lands End, the most southwesterly point in England.In the late nineteenth century, the beach at Porthcurno became internationally famous as the British termination of early submarine telegraph cables, the first of which was landed in 1870, part of an early international link stretching all the way to India. In 1872, the Eastern Telegraph Company (ETC) Limited was formed which took over the operation of the cables and built a cable office in the lower valley. The concrete cable hut, where the cable shore ends were connected to the landlines, is a preserved building and still stands today at the top of the beach.
Tony Payne, Southampton Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement Tony Payne is a freelance writer who lives on the South Coast of England with his wife Debbie.
He has worked in the IT Industry all his life, and has been writing on various sites for the last 10 years.
Tony has traveled extensively, both for business and leisure, and has lived in New Zealand and the USA as well as his native England.
He enjoys writing about many different topics, often writing about something that grabs him impulsively at the time. Ancient History and Humor are just two diverse topics that he has a passion for, and he also likes to write about his travel experiences and to share his love of photography.
Tony would love to write a book one day, but so far the closest that he has come to finding a topic is an autobiography. He is not confident that there is a large enough audience for a 12 volume book entitled "I Only Wanted An Simple Life".