The Titanic Disaster – Commemorative Walks 2013.
Dates: 12th, 13th and 14th April (inclusive). Time: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Duration: Approximately 1¾ hours. Meeting Place: Holy Rood Church, Corner of High St and Bernard St.
Please Note: Our walks are limited to 25 persons per Guide. This means that ‘first come – first served’ may apply.
To Book a Place: Please Call: 023 8057 1858 during office hours (09:00 to 17:00).
2013 marks the 101st year since RMS Titanic's ill-starred maiden voyage from Southampton. Flagship of the White Star Line and the largest moving man-made object in the world, she was fully stocked with luxury goods and carried some of the richest and poorest people in the land to their doom.
Titanic Sailing From Southampton.
Our fascinating walk takes you through parts of old Southampton. Where the crew
lived, worked and drank – in fact, over one third of those lost lived in Southampton.
You will hear stories of incredible bravery, superstitions, shameful cowardice, and
heroic outcomes of both the living and the dead and be shocked by the dreadful
mistreatment of many surviving crew members.
Join our Guide and stand in front of, perhaps, the most poignant memorial to the crew, paid for by the close family and friends of the doomed men.
See some of the memorials, including the rare opportunity to walk through historic Dock Gate 4 (subject to security) to view the Memorial Stone in the old Docks, a short distance from the fateful berths 43 and 44.
Titanic Slipping Beneath The Waves.
Learn of the Titanic Relief Fund and how the town rallied to support the struggling families to cope with the loss of their loved ones.
Examine an interesting copy of the, one word, telegram sent by a young surviving crew member to his parents and hear the story behind it.
Hear the remarkable story of the real Jack Dawson, and walk along the street where he lived.
Stand at the window of the pub where Titanic stokers took their last drink, and where 3 ‘deserter’ crew members stayed too long, and missed the sailing.
The Engineers Officers Memorial.(Coach Tour Only).
Pass the Terminus Railway Station (now a casino) where hundreds gathered to meet the returning crew.
Stroll through the streets that formed the heartland where non-Sotonian members of the crew found lodging before sailing, and the ‘class’-divided hotels which housed the endangered and doomed passengers on the night before the voyage - including the one where a dozen or so millionaires spent (for several of them) their last night on dry land.
Ponder, as you stand outside the White Star Offices, where the crew’s families gathered in the days following the ship’s loss to read the names of the living and the dead – and try to imagine how you would have felt.
Learn of the outcomes, and of what happened to those fated Southampton characters who found themselves caught up in a disaster that shocked the world.
£4.00 per person (Accompanied young persons under 16 free)
Groups of 8 person or more need to arrange a private tour by ringing 023 8057 1858 (09:00 to 17:00pm)