+ Annual Titanic Conference to take place in Pigeon Forge, TN from August 17th-19th 2018 [LINK] + + The Michigan Titanic memorial is to be unveiled at a dedication ceremony in Marine City on May 12th 2018 [LINK] + + A charity dinner to raise funds for MND research is being held at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth on April 14th 2018 [LINK] + + Titanic: The Exhibition to open in Shanghai. More details soon. + + A talk on the SS Carpathia is to be held in Belfast on July 17th, 2018 [LINK] + + Havering Museum appeals for relatives of those on the Titanic to come forward [LINK] + + An exhibition of material relating to Titanic musician Georges Krins is to be held at the Tournai (Belgium) Tourism Office between May 19th and 21st 2018 + + The Titanic International Society is holding a convention in Halifax on June 23rd 2018 [LINK] + + Ex-Titanic's second officer David Blair's wartime medals fail to sell at auction [LINK] + + The British Titanic Society is hosting its annual convention at The White Swan hotel in Alnwick from the 12th-15th April 2018[LINK] + + An exhibition of Titanic memorabilia is being held in Chelmsford on May 26th, 2018 [LINK] + + Stained glass window to commemorate Titanic crew to be unveiled in April 2018 at St Mary's church in Southampton. More details soon. + + Titanic Belfast is holding guided tours and an evening of remembrance on April 14th 2018 [LINK] + + The Poplar Creek Library in Illinois, USA is hosting a Titanic talk by Greg Ellis on April 14th, 2018 [LINK] + + A meeting of Titanic enthusiasts in New York is scheduled for April 14th and 15th 2018 [LINK] + + Belfast Titanic Society to commemorate the anniversary of the sinking with a gala dinner and other events [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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