Friday, 28 November 2008

Titanic memorials, Southampton

Unposted, bought originally 2006, but still available.

Titanic memorials
A few of the many places which have memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives on the S.S. Ttianic, April 15th, 1912.

At the top left, Canute Chambers which is the building which housed the White Star Line shipping company.
Top right, a memorial to the musicians who lost their lives.
Bottom right, Hollyrood Church.  This 14th Century church was destroyed during the Blitz and now houses one of the most poignant of Southampton's Titanic memorials to the firemen, stewards and crew from Southampton.
Bottom left, a memorial to the five postal workers aboard Titanic was installed in the High Street Post Office. It was forged from a spare propeller donated by shipbuilder Harland and Wolff.
Centre, the Engineers' Memorial, dedicated to the heroic engineering staff, unveiled on April 22nd, 1914, in front of a crowd of nearly 100,000 people, a real indication of the loss felt by the city.

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  1. Many people who have studied the Titanic are aware that she sailed from Southampton, but many don't stop to think that so many of her rank and file crew were from the city as well, and that many women were widowed and many children were left without fathers (or mothers as the case may be) when the Titanic was lost. Thanks for the reminder. Probably Southampton suffered the highest lost of any city when it came to that disaster. And interesting that the Belfast shipbuilder (who also built the Titanic's two sisters) donated the propeller for that memorial. I didn't know that.

  2. Very sad story of the people who lost their lives and the families that they left behind.

    Sheila, I am so very sorry to hear about your job, I will be praying that you get something very soon. And thank you too for thinking of me, especially when your having the same hardships. God bless.


  3. Thanks Max. These memorials are only a few of the many reminders of the Titanic around Southampton and even the bookshops well away from Southampton stock many books on the disaster. It is something that seems to live on in the collective memory.

    Jodi, many thanks.


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