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ardieB

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Re: Titanic and Nomadic Convention 6th - 8th April
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2007, 01:15:25 PM »
Excellent photos.
thanks for that Phil ;D
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Christopher

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Re: Titanic and Nomadic Convention 6th - 8th April
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2007, 08:53:17 AM »
Belfast Telegraph, Saturday, April 14, 2007

Heroics of Belfast-born Titanic designer revealed in telegram to shipyard.

By Linda McKee

A telegram describing how Titanic designer Thomas Andrews battled to save lives as the ship went down has been uncovered at the Titanic: Made in Belfast event.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge believes the cablegram, relayed to Harland and Wolff, could fetch several thousands of pounds when it goes under the hammer this September.

The telegram was brought in by a woman who has been collecting Titanic documents with her husband for many years, Mr Aldridge said. Harland and Wolff received it on April 23, 1912, eight days after the tragedy.

I wonder how that telegram came into the hands of a private collector and was not kept by Harland and Wolff.
Such an item should have been retained by the shipyard and be in the Harland and Wolff collection at PRONI.