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Paul T16/09/2016 14:46:59
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A few days ago I watched what I thought would be a mundane TV programme about a ship called The Mackay-Bennett how wrong I was as it turned out to be one of the most thought provoking and emotional things that I have ever seen on TV.

Paul

Moved from Silver Mist topic to Bob's new Titanic one.

 

 

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Colin Bishop16/09/2016 18:39:47
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I didn't see the programme but my Wife and I did visit the Titanic cemetery in Halifax back in July. In recent years detective work and DNA sampling has enabled many of the previously unknown bodies to be identified. The graves are all in a curved alignment to match the shape of Titanic's bow.

A bit off topic though!

Colin

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Paul T17/09/2016 10:36:41
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Yes it is a little off topic but Bob is a fan of cable laying ships of that era, coupled with the Titanic connection it makes a fascinating subject.

I have been reading up on the crew that did so much for that poor little boy, it is strangely humbling to read about such overriding compassion especially when coming from such rough tough sailors.

Paul

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Bob Abell17/09/2016 10:58:14
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Paul to the rescue again...........Well done, my mate

Only this morning, I was looking at Stradivari violins on YouTube and one was played on the Titanic......As it went down!

Of course, we all want to know how it got saved from a watery grave?

Answers on a postcard please

Bob

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Colin Bishop17/09/2016 12:51:00
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The violin was apparently strapped to Wallace Hartley's body Bob, see here:

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A couple of pics I took in Halifax in July below.

Colin

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Dave Milbourn17/09/2016 12:51:41
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Bob Abell17/09/2016 13:12:57
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Thank you, Colin.......Very interesting, but also very sad

Thank you, Dave.......Very amusing

Bob

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Tony Hadley17/09/2016 19:13:18
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After watching the first programme in the series about the Cutty Sark, I cancelled the series record thinking "just another mediocre programme". Following Paul's post earlier in the thread, just had to watch the programme on iplayer and what a superb programme it was. Regretted cancelling the series.

Bob, (I guess you know) Wallace Hartley was born in nearby Colne, and the town has a memorial to him and the nearby garden also has a model of the Titanic. The town also has a pub named after him. Worth a visit, but the last time I went was last winter and the garden was in need of a little tlc, may not be case now as the gardeners may have tidied things up in the summer.

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Noted you interest in cable laying ships, only recently noticed in the March 1964 edition of Model Maker magazine an item about a model of the cable layer Mercury. Built at Cammell Laird in 1962, perhaps too new for your research, but if you would like a copy of the item, I could scan and email it. Plans are still available MM782 in the shop.

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Bob Abell18/09/2016 07:15:01
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Thank you, Tony

All very sad, but still very interesting

It's probably a good idea to create a dedicated Titanic thread, to give the subject more deserving respect?

Many thanks for the cable ship scan, but no thanks at the moment

Keep up your good archive work

Bob

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Bob Abell18/09/2016 08:43:41
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As hinted at earlier, we ought to have a special thread for Titanic based postings

The thread is open to all members

Post your model pictures, snippets, questions and relics etc

Bob

Note: I have moved the posts from the Silver Mist topic to this one.

Colin

Edited By Colin Bishop, Website Editor on 18/09/2016 11:16:52

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