Maryport's Titanic commemoration to end on a high
Last updated at 19:42, Thursday, 10 May 2012
Maryport's commemoration of its links to the Titanic will end on a high note this weekend with a talk from the first British man to dive to the wreck.
Diver Dik Barton, of Carlisle, was part of the team that salvaged 6,500 artefacts from the sea floor.
He has dived to the wreck more than 20 times and will share his experiences and explain his role as an advisor on the Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio film Titanic.
Mr Barton has waived any fee and the £2.50 entrance to his talk, which starts at 2pm on Sunday, will be given to Maryport Inshore Rescue.
Mr Barton will share the stage with Cliff Ismay, of Workington, who will share stories of passengers and his family’s association with the White Star line, which owned the Titanic.
It is expected that 6,500 people will have visited the Wave Centre’s From Maryport to Titanic exhibition by the time it closes on Sunday.
Mr Ismay said its success cemented Maryport’s place in the Titanic story.
A final dinner, recreating the menu from the ill-fated liner that sunk in 1912, will be held at the Wave Centre tonight.
First published at 19:25, Thursday, 10 May 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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I recently visited the exhibition, which was very informative.I was also lucky enough to have a ticket for the second Titanic meal, which i have to say was excellent. Good food,good company and nice music.Well done to everyone involved.
It is a fascinating thing to know that we have such a strong history & connection with titanic & the white star line.
The exhbition was very interesting & to see the dresses kate winslet wore in the film was an unexpected bonus!
Very sad at the same time that all those people hadto die on the titanic.
Ive always loved history, & proud to come a very historical part of britan.