News moving slow in Liverpool

Thursday, December 30 – 1897
Liverpool’s telegraphic facilities are apparently very poor. A deputation waited upon the Postmaster-General yesterday to urge the acceleration of messages to the Continent.

The delays in the transmission of telegrams, it seems, seriously hamper business. Those in various parts of England who have to communicate with Liverpool by telegraph could make out a very good case why the Postmaster-General should first turn his attention to home.

There is no town in the country in which so much delay is encountered, particularly in football messages, as there is in this enlightened and progressive city of the Mersey. So long are the delays, in fact, that we have almost given up hopes of getting Liverpool football news in time for publication the same evening.
(Manchester Evening News, 30-12-1897)

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