E.J.Wilkins

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RMS Titanic. Southampton Remembers

Royal Mail Ship Titanic was on her maiden voyage from Southampton when, on the night of 14th April 1912, she was struck by an iceberg. The ship sank in the early hours of 15th April with a loss of 1496 lives. There were 712 survivors.

The City of Southampton was plunged into mourning. 724 of the lost crew members came from the area; in one school half the children lost their father, who was the only breadwinnner.

Southampton remembers those who died.

This year banners, like the one I have pictured, hang from lamp posts throughout the city.

On April 15th there will be a service at the Engineers Memorial; wreaths will be laid there and at other memorials in the city ~ to engineers, firemen, stewards, musicians.

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery will lay individual floral tributes on those memorials bearing a Titanic inscription.

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This is the Southampton Memorial site Southampton Remembers

The BBC has several pages containing information and emotional anecdotes BBC Titanic pages

Encyclopaedia Titanica offers a biography of every person who was on board the vessel, as well as a huge amount of other information.

Titanic.com offers information not only about the Titanic, but also the White Star Line, Harland and Wolf and other related subjects.
 
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It was raining when I took this picture.
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We have visitors until 15th April
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RMS Titanic. Southampton Remembers

Royal Mail Ship Titanic was on her maiden voyage from Southampton when, on the night of 14th April 1912, she was struck by an iceberg. The ship sank in the early hours of 15th April with a loss of 1496 lives. There were 712 survivors.

The City of Southampton was plunged into mourning. 724 of the lost crew members came from the area; in one school half the children lost their father, who was the only breadwinnner.

Southampton remembers those who died.

This year banners, like the one I have pictured, hang from lamp posts throughout the city.

On April 15th there will be a service at the Engineers Memorial; wreaths will be laid there and at other memorials in the city ~ to engineers, firemen, stewards, musicians.

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery will lay individual floral tributes on those memorials bearing a Titanic inscription.

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This is the Southampton Memorial site Southampton Remembers

The BBC has several pages containing information and emotional anecdotes BBC Titanic pages

Encyclopaedia Titanica offers a biography of every person who was on board the vessel, as well as a huge amount of other information.

Titanic.com offers information not only about the Titanic, but also the White Star Line, Harland and Wolf and other related subjects.
 
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It was raining when I took this picture.
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We have visitors until 15th April
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comments (8)

What a fitting tribute Ellie and a strong graphic image as well. Perfect for today.
As PixelPixie said..this is a very fitting tribute. I was at the Maritime Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia when the Titanic display was opened. It was pretty moving to see the artifacts from the ship and read what happened that night. Thanks for sharing this picture.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 14 Apr 2007, 08:54
I had no idea, Ellie, that today/tonight is THE anniversary! It's been almost 100 years ago! Nor did I know so many crew members came from the Southampton area. Lots of history here to learn!

Now I want to go watch the movie again...or better still, a proper documentary! Thanks for the reminder.
Very iconic
There is a lot of things to do with this kind of advertising, you just give me ideas : Thank you for that smile
I like what you have wanted to show to us¬Ö you have made a great work of information compilation!
Nicely framed Ellie !
  • chris p
  • waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 14 Apr 2007, 21:18
Heard about this on the radio today, going to have to try and find time to visit. wink

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