The Story of the Titanic


As part of the many Titanic commemorations marking the centenary of the ship’s maiden and only journey, there will be an evening marking this disaster in St Andrew’s Church, Scotshouse. On Saturday the 28th of April at 8.00 p.m. Currin Church of Ireland parish look forward to welcoming the well-known historian Dr Alicia St Leger from Cork to speak about the Titanic. The talk is entitled: ‘The Story of the Titanic’. Dr St Leger is responsible for the new Titanic Exhibition in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Belfast. She is an excellent speaker and deeply knowledgeable about the Titanic and has been involved in many commemorative events that have recently taken place in Cobh. The talk will take place in St Andrew’s Church, Scotshouse where there is a memorial plaque to Ernest Waldron King, a former rector’s son who was one of the many Titanic victims. Mr King was a purser on board of the Titanic and his body was later recovered and laid to rest in Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. As well as a stimulating and interesting talk, the evening also promises some musical entertainment: Miss Gemma Humphries on the accordion and Master Daniel Soden playing the bagpipes. Refreshments will be served. All are warmly welcome.