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Bagshaw gears up for Titanic event

Wallace Hartley.

Wallace Hartley.

It was dubbed the “unsinkable” ship, but as the history books tell, the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg while on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

Arguably the world’s most famous ship, the centenary of the tragedy – which claimed the lives of around 1,500 people – took place last year, but commemorations are still being held.

And next month visitors to Bagshaw Museum in Batley’s Wilton Park can learn all about the story of the Titanic in a History Wardrobe presentation.

The presentation will take people back to the spirit of 1912 Edwardian society and give an insight into life on the RMS Titanic through costumes of the day, documents and survivor testimonies.

The event follows the recent poignant visit to Dewsbury in October 2013 of the world famous violin played by RMS Titanic Bandmaster and Dewsbury resident Wallace Hartley. For one day only the violin was part of a public exhibition at Dewsbury Town Hall which was visited by hundreds of people.

The ‘Titanic - A History Wardrobe’ presentation will take place at 2pm on Saturday February 8 at Bagshaw. Tickets are £12.50 and can be booked from the museum at bagshaw.museum@kirklees.gov.uk or call 01924 326155.

 

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