E.J.Wilkins

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Southampton Old Cemetery


A blue peg for a Titanic memorial

In Southampton Old Cemetery a small blue peg marks the memorial to George B Ede who lost his life when the Titanic sank.

Friends of the Old Cemetery mark Titanic memorials with these pegs, so that they can be eaily identified by visitors to the cemetery.

Today a floral tribute will be laid at each memorial.

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Encyclopaedia Titanica tells that
"Mr George B. Ede [1], 22, was born in Surrey.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as Manor Farm Road, (Southampton).His last ship had been the Olympic. As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3.15s.

Ede died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified."
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Also shown on Encyclopaedia Titanica are pictures of - graves and memorials in the Southampton area -

There are links to other sites containing information about the Titanic disaster and the human tragedy along with yesterday's picture, dated 14th April 2007.
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The dark specks showing on the memorial are rain.
.

Southampton Old Cemetery


A blue peg for a Titanic memorial

In Southampton Old Cemetery a small blue peg marks the memorial to George B Ede who lost his life when the Titanic sank.

Friends of the Old Cemetery mark Titanic memorials with these pegs, so that they can be eaily identified by visitors to the cemetery.

Today a floral tribute will be laid at each memorial.

.....
Encyclopaedia Titanica tells that
"Mr George B. Ede [1], 22, was born in Surrey.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as Manor Farm Road, (Southampton).His last ship had been the Olympic. As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3.15s.

Ede died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified."
.....

Also shown on Encyclopaedia Titanica are pictures of - graves and memorials in the Southampton area -

There are links to other sites containing information about the Titanic disaster and the human tragedy along with yesterday's picture, dated 14th April 2007.
.....

The dark specks showing on the memorial are rain.
.

comments (13)

very touching. Best angle to take it from. I like that blue stick. Ingenious.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Apr 2007, 06:14
A perfect pic for selective coloring, Ellie. Again, I've been learning a lot about this tragedy, more than from the movies. I would like to be there today at this cemetery. Thanks for bringing us this close.
  • Raymond
  • around
  • 15 Apr 2007, 06:39
Hi Ellie,
An interesting shot and discussion; I like the pp you have done here.
So, where is your Christchurch? wink

Regards,
Raymond smile
Agree with the former com, nice and funny pp here and interesting part of history depicted.
  • paul
  • 15 Apr 2007, 09:18
I'm not always a fan of selective colouring but it works really well here
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2007, 13:55
Excellent picture and I just love how you kept the peg's colour to create the focus point.
Excellent shot - Clever PP and very interresting comment : What should I hope better for to day : Thank you smile smile
  • Mia
  • 15 Apr 2007, 17:53
We had a Titanic artifact show in the city recently and it was a very nice tribute. They say that Titanic could not be sunk... in reality it did, but it never really did disappear from our memories. Thank you for sharing smile

And interesting selective colouring!
  • Steve
  • 15 Apr 2007, 20:52
You do give us some great information behind your pictures Ellie. I like the processing you've done here too.
  • chris p
  • still waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 15 Apr 2007, 22:51
Fine shot Ellie smile
Like Paul I to am not a fan of selective colouring but it does work here very well. I didn't know that bit about the blue pegs so thanks for the lesson, saying that I also have to say I like the shot overall and I think the rain drops somehow aids to the whole image.
I like since you have desaturado the image to make emphasis in the stake. This one blue one, could represent the sea where the immense ship was lost. I have seen by television great news articles these days on the event.
Poignant shot & good research to give it some background.

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