AN exhibition on the doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic drew the crowds on St Antony's Catholic College's Irish Night.
Painstakingly pieced together over two decades by naval historian Tony Maguire, this particular exhibition drew on part of his collection to focus on the fate of the 130 Irish passengers, who boarded at the ship's last stop before New York, Queenstown, now Cove, in southern Eire.
Only 12 who embarked at that stop survived, most were third class passengers and many died in their beds not even warned of the impending disaster.
In total 1517 lives were lost on April 14, 1912. Tony Maguire's memorial of photographs, replica menus, costumes, dinner sets and sea faring paraphernalia has graced the House of Commons and Merryport the home town of the former owners of the Titanic and was the first stop for many of the St. Antony's pupils, parents and staff on a night designed to help raise £13,000 for the Urmston school's annual trip to Romania.
Each year a party of volunteer teenagers and teachers act as support workers in the local orphanages and schools to find out about life in one of the poorest regions of Europe and how best we can help.
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