Southampton children to lead Titanic commemoration

Daily Echo: City children to lead Titanic commemoration City children to lead Titanic commemoration

A PERSONAL tribute to the hundreds of Southampton residents who died on board the Titanic will be led by the children of the city, as part of the centenary commemoration of the disaster.

More than 600 schoolchildren will parade through Southampton holding placards bearing the pictures of all those who served as crew and who lost their lives when the ship went down.

They will lead the poignant tribute to the men and women who were aboard RMS Titanic when she sank as part of the opening ceremony for the city’s SeaCity museum – the visitor attraction dedicated to the disaster.

The parade led by Southampton’s Youth Brass Band will lead from the Engineers memorial, along Above Bar and then along Commercial Road towards the new museum in Havelock Road from noon on April 10, exactly 100 years on from when the ill-fated liner left the city.

For several months the youngsters from more than 27 schools across the city have been researching the crew members and all the information they have gathered will be written on the back of each placard they carry.

Of the 897 crew members |on the Titanic, 714 were |from Southampton. In total 685 crew members lost |their lives, with 538 registered to a Southampton |address.

Cabinet member for Resources, Leisure and Culture John Hannides said: “This will be a truly fitting tribute to all those crew members who lost their lives on the Titanic.”

As previously reported by the Daily Echo organisers are appealing for descendants of victims of the Titanic to take part in the ceremony.

Relatives wanting to take part in the event should email keith.hamilton@dailyecho.co.uk, call 023 8042 4492 or write to Keith Hamilton, Southern Daily Echo, Test Lane, Redbridge, Southampton SO16 9JX.

Find out more about Titanic

You can find out more about Titanic and the disaster's impact on Southampton with the Daily Echo.

Throughout the coming months ahead of the centenary in April, we will be showcasing unique content in our Titanic mini-site.

In the meantime, you can discover key sites across the city relating to the tragedy, the latest news relating to the ship or even find out some of the key facts behind the vessel, her demise and the people who perished and survived, including a list of all the crew members and the locations of their homes in Southampton.

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8:41am Thu 16 Feb 12

loosehead says...

Great I said living history was the way to go.
first the Pilgrim fathers now the Titanic.
getting the youth involved will help to teach them about their cities history & hopefully give them some pride in this their city,
Good for them good for tourism equals good for jobs. let's see more events like this depicting our history please
Great I said living history was the way to go. first the Pilgrim fathers now the Titanic. getting the youth involved will help to teach them about their cities history & hopefully give them some pride in this their city, Good for them good for tourism equals good for jobs. let's see more events like this depicting our history please loosehead
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9:29am Thu 16 Feb 12

Over the Edge says...

To involve children of the city is really good.

I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.
To involve children of the city is really good. I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic. Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about. Over the Edge
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10:54am Thu 16 Feb 12

southy says...

No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.
No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job. southy
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12:02pm Thu 16 Feb 12

loosehead says...

Over the Edge wrote:
To involve children of the city is really good.

I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.
For once I agree with you!
If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past.
yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more.
you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys.
I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way .
I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: To involve children of the city is really good. I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic. Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.[/p][/quote]For once I agree with you! If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past. yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more. you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys. I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way . I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about loosehead
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12:02pm Thu 16 Feb 12

loosehead says...

Over the Edge wrote:
To involve children of the city is really good.

I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.
For once I agree with you!
If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past.
yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more.
you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys.
I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way .
I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: To involve children of the city is really good. I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic. Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.[/p][/quote]For once I agree with you! If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past. yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more. you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys. I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way . I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about loosehead
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12:19pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Over the Edge says...

loosehead wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
To involve children of the city is really good.

I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.
For once I agree with you!
If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past.
yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more.
you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys.
I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way .
I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about
Don't forget the QE2 went down south in 1982.

Although the 100 year Titanic ceremony is important and should be remembered I feel that the marketing strategy for the museum is wrong, it seems SCC are using the Titanic 100 years far too much, what happens in 2013, will we get 101 years since the unfortunate sinking of the Titanic used to market it.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: To involve children of the city is really good. I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic. Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.[/p][/quote]For once I agree with you! If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past. yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more. you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys. I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way . I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about[/p][/quote]Don't forget the QE2 went down south in 1982. Although the 100 year Titanic ceremony is important and should be remembered I feel that the marketing strategy for the museum is wrong, it seems SCC are using the Titanic 100 years far too much, what happens in 2013, will we get 101 years since the unfortunate sinking of the Titanic used to market it. Over the Edge
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12:19pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Over the Edge says...

loosehead wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
To involve children of the city is really good.

I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.
For once I agree with you!
If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past.
yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more.
you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys.
I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way .
I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about
Don't forget the QE2 went down south in 1982.

Although the 100 year Titanic ceremony is important and should be remembered I feel that the marketing strategy for the museum is wrong, it seems SCC are using the Titanic 100 years far too much, what happens in 2013, will we get 101 years since the unfortunate sinking of the Titanic used to market it.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: To involve children of the city is really good. I am however a tad confused regarding the Sea City Museum, on one hand the council are saying it's not the a Titanic museum and on the other all reports I read including those from the council say the museum dedicated to the Titanic. Can someone enlighten me as to what this museum is about.[/p][/quote]For once I agree with you! If this is the Sea City Museum it should tell the history of our sea faring past. yes the Titanic is a part of this & to attract the tourists & to remember the lives lost we should make it one of the focal points of the museum but there's so much more. you have the Canberra that was a troop ship in the Falklands. you have the ships that sailed in the Russian Convoys. I like this interactive style of history as I believe youngsters learn more about a subject this way . I do believe that every city that has ties with the Titanic are putting on exhibitions & events this year so I guess this is what it's about[/p][/quote]Don't forget the QE2 went down south in 1982. Although the 100 year Titanic ceremony is important and should be remembered I feel that the marketing strategy for the museum is wrong, it seems SCC are using the Titanic 100 years far too much, what happens in 2013, will we get 101 years since the unfortunate sinking of the Titanic used to market it. Over the Edge
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2:57pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.
Like sore bottoms.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.[/p][/quote]Like sore bottoms. Shoong
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3:51pm Thu 16 Feb 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

southy wrote:
No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.
What is your point Southy?

You're always moaning that Titanic related items forget about the crew from Southampton who were lost, and then when schoolchildren are having a hands-on history lesson and those crew are being remembered you write some sarky remark? you don't do yourself any favours sometimes.....

I think this is an excellent idea and wonderful tribute personally and something involving present day residents.

ps I'm confused about Sea City museum too!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.[/p][/quote]What is your point Southy? You're always moaning that Titanic related items forget about the crew from Southampton who were lost, and then when schoolchildren are having a hands-on history lesson and those crew are being remembered you write some sarky remark? you don't do yourself any favours sometimes..... I think this is an excellent idea and wonderful tribute personally and something involving present day residents. ps I'm confused about Sea City museum too! freemantlegirl2
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5:37pm Thu 16 Feb 12

loosehead says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
southy wrote:
No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.
What is your point Southy?

You're always moaning that Titanic related items forget about the crew from Southampton who were lost, and then when schoolchildren are having a hands-on history lesson and those crew are being remembered you write some sarky remark? you don't do yourself any favours sometimes.....

I think this is an excellent idea and wonderful tribute personally and something involving present day residents.

ps I'm confused about Sea City museum too!
We agree WOW!
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No thanks Keith Hamilton, being a sea faring family for a very high number of generations, sea disaster are a occupational hazard to any sea faring family it comes with the job.[/p][/quote]What is your point Southy? You're always moaning that Titanic related items forget about the crew from Southampton who were lost, and then when schoolchildren are having a hands-on history lesson and those crew are being remembered you write some sarky remark? you don't do yourself any favours sometimes..... I think this is an excellent idea and wonderful tribute personally and something involving present day residents. ps I'm confused about Sea City museum too![/p][/quote]We agree WOW! loosehead
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