Saturday, April 26, 2008

New home for memorial to Titanic’s postal staff

The Hampshire Chronicle reports a memorial to the five postal workers who drowned in the Titanic disaster is to be given a new home.

The future of the monument, which was made from a spare Titanic propeller, had been in doubt.

There were fears it could fall into the hands of collectors willing to pay tens of thousands of pounds for The Titanic Postal Workers' Memorial.

The plaque, shown here, was dedicated to Titanic postal workers - two Englishmen and three Americans - who desperately tried to haul 200 sacks of registered mail to safety on the upper decks.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM