+ NEW + On October 12th, 2020 at 7pm, two talks are to be held via Zoom courtesy of the Belfast Titanic Society: Maurenn McKinney on "Tracing Relatives from the Belfast Shipyards" and Stephen Scarth on "All at Sea; Belfast Maritime Records." [LINK] + NEW + + NEW + Titanic author Wade Sisson to give an interview by Zoom at 4pm ET on September 26th via the Facebook Titanic Book Club [LINK] + NEW + + NEW + The author of this website is to attend a Q&A session hosted by Titanic Memorial Lighthouse on Instagram at 9am EST on September 26th 2020 [LINK] + NEW + + NEW + Henry Aldridge and Son set their next Titanic, White Star and Transport Memorabilia Sale for November 14th 2020 [LINK] + NEW + + Titanic Trail Cobh launches new HD virtual tour offering for overseas customers [LINK] + + Titanic exhibition loaned by the Addergoole Titanic Society goes on display at the Country Life National Museum of Ireland [LINK] + + The Belfast Titanic Society unveil their series of online talks for 2020/1 [LINK] + + US Government plans to thwart Marconi retrieval expedition [LINK] +
A collection of all my Titanic essays and research, which started in the mid 1990s and has been on-going and updated ever since...
Essays and research compiled and written by friends who have allowed inclusion on this site:
|The death of Walter Lord in 2002 deprived the Titanic community of its greatest, and possibly its best loved author. In over five decades he had amassed an enormous resource of interviews, letters, newspapers, paraphernalia, many of them rare and unique. Fortunately, Lord had bequeathed his collection to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and it now encompasses other Titanic related items of his friend, Bill Macquitty, who had seen the ship launched, and then, as Arthur C. Clarke once said "sank her again a second time" for the 1958 film adaptation of his friend's book, "A Night To Remember." Now, these files and items which helped to generate "A Night To Remember" and "The Night Lives On" are indexed and open for perusal in their museum's Caird Library ... at least for those of us for whom a trip to Greenwich is no problem. But what about the rest of us? Very few seem to have seen his private files, and it is the opinion of this author that the priceless information should be available to everyone, free. Hence, the purpose of this section: a transcription of Lord's, and Macquitty's, notes and letters. Although fasincating, the usual caveat should apply, viz. that the information given contemporaneously in 1912 should be regarded as more accurate than tainted or faded recollections more than 40 years after the event. Still, this does not necessarily mean that the information contained in these documents should be dismissed! They also show how some survivors were less than candid and open in their recollections, and, in a few cases, how Lord himself missed golden opportunities to further his knowledge (see his correspondence with Sylvia Lightoller and Eleanor Cassebeer as examples), and how Lord was taken in by opportunistic hoaxers (eg Walter Belford and Charles Reginald Burgess, who had a very similar name to a real survivor).|
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