One of my hobbies is anything connected to the R.M.S Titanic, I've been interested in this subject since the early 80s and before the ship was discovered by Dr Robert Ballard from the Woods hole
oceanographic institution in 1986.
I like taking photos of buildings, houses, memorials and graves of those who were on the ship,either as passengers or crew. I also collect memorabilia and books on the Titanic, at the moment I have over 120 books and all are different. One of the books I cherish is "A Night To Remember"which was printed in 1955,what makes this book special is that I got Millvina Dean and Edith Haisman to sign it for me when I went to a convention in Southampton. I have limited items such as, plates, mugs, paintings, coins, post cards and first day covers. I'm also a member of, F.o.S.O.C (Friend of Southampton Old Cemetery, which has over fifty graves of crew, passengers and other people connected with the liner. Most of the grave don't have the mentioned people in them, but they are mentioned along with loved ones. On a later post I will be doing an item on the victims in the Old Cemetery.
White Star Buildings In Southampton
|The Canute Building Was The Headquarters Of the White Star Line|
Canute Chambers is situated in Canute Road, this was here the White Star headquarters was based and it was here that the families came when they heard of the disaster. They waited anxiously for news of loved that were aboard the ship, when the names were received they posted on black boards erected on the front of the building
The South Western Hotel
The South Western Hotel was where some of the first class passengers stayed the night before the Titanic set sail. On of the passengers that stayed here, was White Star Line owner, J.Bruce Ismay. He was later known as a coward as he jump into one of the lifeboats, when the order was "women and children first".
The Grapes Pub
On the Morning of 15th April 1912 the Grapes pub saved the lives of four members of the crew, three of them were brothers. They stayed in the pub a bit too long, when they realised the time they made a quick dash to the quayside as the ship was about leave and they refused entry. As they say "the rest is history"
|Former Sailors Home|
Now this building belongs to the Salvation Army, but once it was the Sailors home. Twenty six of Titanic's crew gave this building as their address.
Docks Post Office
|Former Mail Office|
The Docks Post Office is where mail for the Titanic and other shipping Companies was sorted before being stored aboard the ship. This building is situated next to Dock gate four, this is where you'll find a memorial dedicated to all the souls that lost their lives in the disaster.
Titanic Memorials In Southampton
|Titanic Engineers, Officers Memorial|
|The Centre Piece Of The Memorial|
|To The Brave Men|
|Names Of The Brave And Courageous Men|
|One Of The Other Plaque|
|Honouring Those Brave Men|
|Few Words, But Says So Much|
|Remembering The Musicians|
|To The Musicians|
The Crew, Stewards and Firemen Memorial
|Originally A Fountain|
|Etched In Stone|
|Plaque On The Church Wall|
Titanic Memorial Gate
|Erected On 10th April 1993|
|Always Remembered Never Forgotten|
All Photos Taken And Owned By DD Pearce Of Darrin's Photography