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19 September 2011

See the Titanic Memorial Garden

Found in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum, the Titanic Garden is not particularly impressive, but is an interesting feature nonetheless.


Opened in 1995 by Titanic survivor Edith Haisman the garden is a tribute to the 1,523 who perished when the ship struck an iceberg during its maiden voyage in 1912.

For more, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/survivor-to-open-titanic-memorial-1615644.html

2 comments:

  1. I wonder why it took till 1995 before a memorial garden was established. They waited so long that almost every Titanic survivor had died from extreme old age. However the location is excellent - in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum.

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  2. Hels - perhaps because the 'memorial' industry as a spin off from celebrity introspection has replaced private and dignified remembrance. As the daughter of a 91 year old mother who lost her husband and most contemporary family and friends in the ordinary and the tragic, I have learned that grand memorials are not the right response to tragedy or remembrance of the brave, the good or the innocent.

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