- First Day
Lucy Dhillon came down from Scotland again, so Southampton is not too far away for most of us to come to this City associated with Titanic.However most of us travelled from Reading, London, Torquay and other places in the South..We all sat and chatted and got organised for the weekend. John Creamer had got us all tickets for the events to come so we spent some time re-imbursing John and reading his excellent itinery.
We then decided to go out for an early evening meal and went to the "OLD FAT CAT" on the edge of the Park.
Our hunger satisfied, we walked across to the Library to our first function, The Titanic Quiz.
This consisted of a sheet of 46 questions and we were given the facilities to use reference books and the like, to answer these questions.
There was a large group participating so we met even more people interested in the Titanic. The "exam papers" were marked and the winner was Genevieve, John was second and a group of four shared third place.
Genevieve, John and Maria unpack our White Star Pennants
David Hollingsworth presents Genevieve with First Prize
All the winners with David Hollingsworth
Genevieve won a statuette of Captain E J Smith,
John a plate and the girls shared "Titanic Voices" the latest edition of this book.
We were all fairly tired by now, the "travelling" having caught up so we all had an early night.
Just before going to bed we heard the sad news that Millvina Dean had contracted a chest infection and was having to cancel her talk on Friday at the Turner Sims Concert Hall.
A great shame but we all hope for her quick recovery.......
Elsewhere this evening there were lectures at the National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus on European way.
7-30 to 10-00
"Diving on the Titanic" by Brigitte Saar
followed by Steve Hall and "Submersibles and Marine Disasters"