Introduce Yourself...

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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SJC » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:00 am

Hi !

I am so glad to join this board. I have been very interested in the Titanic for quite a while. :)
Am anxious to learn more about her.
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby VW1956 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:09 pm

Hello SJC. Welcome to this great site. I am sure that there is someone already on here that comes from Arkansas but I cant find them on the members list. Ken.
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SJC » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:09 am

Thanks ! I think I am the only "Arkansan" on here. :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby Captain ACS » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:38 am

SJC wrote:Thanks ! I think I am the only "Arkansan" on here. :)


What a coincidence, my aunt lives in Eureka Springs! :)
"I can make a shampoo bottle fly like an F-16!" -John Devany 2014
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SJC » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:08 am

Captain ACS wrote:
SJC wrote:Thanks ! I think I am the only "Arkansan" on here. :)


What a coincidence, my aunt lives in Eureka Springs! :)




Neat ! :D
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SeaTravel » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:25 am

Hello, I'm new. I am fascinated by Titanic and the White Star Line. I don't know why I haven't joined this forum sooner. I live in Liverpool and our Maritime Museum has a very good Titanic section- I find the whole exhibition very moving- the video of a recent submarine visit to Titanic and personal items from passengers. There is also the original model of Titanic.
I'm looking forward to joining in your discussions.
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby Dave Gittins » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:25 am

Welcome aboard!

You might be interested in Titanic and Liverpool, a fairly new book by Alan Scarth. My review is here.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=225
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SeaTravel » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:01 pm

Thanks Dave. I'll see if my library has it. I got The History of the White Star Line by Robin Gardiner ( I know about his conspiracy theories...ahem.....) out the other week and my friend lent me her copy of Titanic An Illustrated History (great illustrations by Ken Marschall)- just finished reading it.
Incidentally James Horner's Titanic theme has just been on Classic FM radio!
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby AllyCat » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:59 pm

Hi there.

My name is Ally and I've been interested in the Titanic since my dad used to tell me that my grandfather was one of the men who built the Titanic. I never really quite believed him - my grandfather was born and lived in Sunderland and I couldn't understand how he might have come to be working on the Titanic in Belfast.

However, when the 1911 England and Wales census was made available, there was no sign of my grandfather on it. I found many of his family, but not him. It occurred to me to look on the 1911 Irish census, out of interest - and there he was, living as a boarder in Belfast along with 3 other men, who were all described as working at the shipyard and all from England. Two of the others were rivetters and my grandfather and the other were "Plumbers". I know from my dad that my grandfather worked as a plumber/engineer on ships' engines in Sunderland. So my grandfather really was there in the right place at the right time.

I still don't know how he came to be there - whether he was contracted individually, or whether Harland and Wolff sub-contracted the building of the engines to a Sunderland-based company or in some other way. And I don't know how I can find out more about it.

If anyone can give me ideas on how to find out more, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks.

Ally.
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SeaTravel » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:00 am

Wow Ally that is very interesting! You could try records and archives which are usually in city libraries and there is some website I saw on TV today findmyancestor.com I think it was called. I hope you find out more about your Grandfather.
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby seikialice88 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:34 am

hello, i am new here, i am very happy come here , nice to meet you .
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby Marion » Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:19 pm

Hello SeikiAlice, good to see you here :D Where did your interest in the Titanic start?

Hi Allycat, that's so interesting about your grandfather - isn't it amazing how the truth really is sometimes stranger than fiction. Have you managed to find anything yet about your grandfather working on the Titanic?
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby SeaTravel » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:43 am

Hello seikialice. :P
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby ukfreddybear » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:54 pm

Hi, I'm not really new here but I dont post a lot.
Name: Dave Fredericks
Occ: Firefighter and part time miniature sculptor (inch high figures for the wargames industry)
Res: Southampton
Family: Wife, 2 kids and a cat.
Titanic Connection: G-grandson of surviving Trimmer Walter Fredericks
Interests: Family History, American football.

Fredericks is a German name but we've been here in Southampton since 1850. I'm currently trying to collect photos of as many Titanic crewmen as possible. I'm up to 325 now I believe.
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Re: Introduce Yourself...

Postby VW1956 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:39 am

Hello Ukfreddybear. Welcome to this great site. A few years ago I was wondering how many photos there were of passengers and crew existed. Sounds a great job you're doing with your count of 325 crew. Ken.
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