Memorial garden unveiled for last Titanic survivor Millvina

Memorial garden unveiled for last Titanic survivor Millvina

Memorial garden unveiled for last Titanic survivor Millvina

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A MEMORIAL garden for the last survivor of the Titanic will be dedicated today near the entrance to Southampton’s new £15m SeaCity Museum.

At nine weeks old lifelong Southampton resident Millvina Dean was the liner’s youngest passenger.

As previously reported, a specially designed garden has been laid out alongside the city’s new Titanic themed museum in memory of Millvina, who died on May 31, 2009, the 98th anniversary of the launch of the ill-fated White Star liner.

The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Derek Burke, will formally dedicate the garden at 2pm, joined by David Hill of the British Titanic Society, Una Reilly of the Belfast Titanic Society, and the Rev Julian Davies of St Mary’s Church in Southampton.

The Millvina Fund underwrote the project with a sizable grant funded by donations received from around the world.

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12:01pm Thu 31 May 12

cliffwalker says...

I'm afraid no garden is going to redeem the destruction of the northern and western aspects of our iconic Civic Centre by the SeaCity carbuncle.
I'm afraid no garden is going to redeem the destruction of the northern and western aspects of our iconic Civic Centre by the SeaCity carbuncle. cliffwalker
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1:20pm Thu 31 May 12

Northamboy says...

cliffwalker wrote:
I'm afraid no garden is going to redeem the destruction of the northern and western aspects of our iconic Civic Centre by the SeaCity carbuncle.
I like the idea of the garden but agree 100% about the building housing the Sea City museum. It's destroyed the look of a wonderful building, whoever gave the go ahead to build it was no friend of beautiful buildings!
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid no garden is going to redeem the destruction of the northern and western aspects of our iconic Civic Centre by the SeaCity carbuncle.[/p][/quote]I like the idea of the garden but agree 100% about the building housing the Sea City museum. It's destroyed the look of a wonderful building, whoever gave the go ahead to build it was no friend of beautiful buildings! Northamboy
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2:26pm Thu 31 May 12

TEBOURBA says...

Agree entirely with cliffwalker and Northamboy.
Is the Echo in a position to publish Seacity's takings/attendance over the first month or so of its opening, excluding of course those who got in free of charge?
Agree entirely with cliffwalker and Northamboy. Is the Echo in a position to publish Seacity's takings/attendance over the first month or so of its opening, excluding of course those who got in free of charge? TEBOURBA
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