Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Titanic Centenary.........

Alfred Augustus Stanbrook was 30 years old when he died in the Titanic disaster. He was single and he is buried in Halifax, Canada.

Frederick Hartnell 20 survivor Lifeboat 11 ....Ist class Steward Titanic victualling crew.

William James Major,32, survivor, married, Lifeboat 13 disembarked from the Carpathia on April 18th in New York City

Albert William Hebb survived by clinging onto collapsible Lifeboat B. He was 20 yrs old.

Frederick Sheath aged 20 survivor rescue boat 1 taken by the Carpathia to New York City. He died in 1933

Henry Parkinson Hill aged 36, married, died on the sinking and his body was never recovered.

Charles Hendrickson, 29, survivor rescue boat 1

Granny Chorley making paper sailor hats.......

Yesterday marked 100 years since the Titanic set sail from Southampton. We took part in a march by schoolchildren, parents, teachers and friends to commemorate the sailing of the Titanic and remembering all those who lost their lives when it hit an iceberg and sank on April 15th 1912. Every person on the march carried a placard remembering everyone one who sailed that fateful day. It was a poignant reminder of a terrible tragedy that affected Southampton and it's male population a large proportion of whom worked on the Titanic and lost their lives that day. The march coincided with the opening of the Sea Scape museum which will house a permanent exhibition about the Titanic and the people who worked and died on her.


  1. That post gave me goosebumps.

  2. la première.. une ressemblance flagrante! :))

  3. I was just thinking about you last night when I heard about the goings on in Southampton and i wondered if you were taking part.
    Alfred Augustus sure does look a lot like Jim. Fred Hartnell....not so much like you.
    It looks like it was a nice way to honor the survivors and victims of the tragedy both.
    xoxo Kim

  4. What a wonderful way of making this disaster more personable. Thank you for sharing!

  5. So serious all those photos of those lost boys really. What a lovely idea to have a placard and a ceremony. xox Corrine

  6. Wow, how thoughtful. Thank you for sharing this. I can only imagine how emotional being a part of this memorial was. Again, thanks for a bit more of the real history.

  7. Wow, that is really cool. I wish I could have seen that!

  8. so sad...the tragedy & losses...but a wonderful tribute you've done here in remembrance of the titanic. thanks for sharing the experience lorna!

  9. i shared this post with sam last night...don't even remember what brought it about. the mention of the titanic. on tv? i...wushed we could have been there help remember...

    we never realized...OR remembered...exactly WHERE the titanic had taken off from...and the effect all the deaths had on the community from which most of the people came.
    thanks again, lorna.


  10. thanks everyone it was a very moving experience and all the placards made you realise the scale of it ..........x

  11. Another fascinating post...we had a bit on the news here about the anniversary over there, but I don't think the media here showed all that.


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