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Week 19: Signs and Symbols

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Portland Bill Lighthouse

This week a number of the journal entries make reference to sending and receiving written communication in the form of letters. In week 3 we learnt about the postal system in England in 1836, but what were some of the other forms of communication used during this time? How were signs and symbols used to communicate, both on shore and at sea during the 19th century, and are they still used today?

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