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RMS Titanic Centenary Exhibition in Preston

Posted on - 19th September, 2012 - 9:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, History, Nostalgia, Photos

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Until 28 September 2012, come along and see an extensive collection of Titanic related pictures and memorabilia.

Tony McGuire has amassed a huge collection of memorabilia related to the Titanic and 1912, a fascination which has grown apace over the past 11 years.

Tony, who lives in Parklands, Catterall, near Preston, offered the exhibition for the Preston Guild. It has previously been on display at Leyland’s South Ribble Museum in January, Blackburn in April and May, and Carnforth during the summer.

Preston connections to the Titanic include Simpson’s at the Gold Thread Works in Avenham Road, which embroidered uniforms for the crew. The White Star Line bought soap made in Preston for its ships including the titanic. The main switchgear in the generating compartment was made by Dorman-Smith who were based in Preston for awhile.

The exhibition is on show in the Guild Hall Arcade in central Preston

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