RMS Titanic – Southampton Remembers

This is the blog I have been trying to do for years. I have words and similar photographs – but haven’t been able formulate it as well as this blogger. Until I do please read hers.

Come Step Back In Time

The Centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic is fast approaching and the popular culture juggernaut is gathering pace. A plethora of new books have been published and television documentaries airing almost nightly. In my view, the best documentary so far has been BBC 1′s Titanic With Len Goodman, the second episode was shown Sunday night (8th April) at 6pm and there is one more to go. The only criticism that I have, is at 30 minutes per episode, it is just too short! The series looks at the lifelong impact of the liner’s sinking on the victims’ families as well as those who survived.  For every one of over 1,500 souls lost, the repercussions for those left behind to pick-up the pieces of shattered lives, was immense. Episode one begins by examining the deaths of eight men lost during the construction of Titanic at Harland & Wolff’s Belfast shipyard. One of these unfortunate gentleman, a worker called James Dobbins, lost his…

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