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Children investigate Titanic links in Maryport

A TITANIC project in Maryport will end with a premier film show at the town’s Wave Centre in October.

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TITANIC PROJECT: Some of the children from schools around Maryport who have been making a documentary about the town’s maritime history

Thirty-five Maryport children spent last week exploring the town’s maritime heritage and its links to the Titanic through Thomas Ismay, who was born in Maryport and founded the White Star line of which the Titanic was part.

The children interviewed experts on the subject like John Whitwell, Cliff Ismay and volunteers at the Maryport Maritime Museum.

Their work was filmed and is now being edited by David Ashworth, who is also working on a major Titanic event to be held in Carlisle next year to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

The film will also contain footage of an event in spring when Maryport families were offered a free four days in the Lake District thanks to more than £12,000 of grand funding including £9,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Nicola Woolley, Cumbria County Council’s Maryport cluster advisor, has been running the project.

During the four-day residential event, the families were involved in search and rescue activities, orienteering and code breaking.

A professional dance tutor showed the dances that would have been enjoyed on board the Titanic and the families got to taste the difference between the food served in first class and third class.

As a result two short firms have been produced in Maryport - the one about its history and its connections with the ship, and the second a silent movie entitled Saved from the Titanic.

Both films will be part of the Carlisle event next year.

Have your say

saturday 8th October5pm till 8pm at the wave centre Maryport Cumbria, the Titanic exhibition,dont miss.

Posted by Tony Mac on 3 October 2011 at 19:01

Maryport is the start of the lengend of the White Star Line and the R.M.S.Titanic, the children will keep it alive, well done Maryport. My Titanic exhibation will come to Maryport in October if invited,it will be free, at the moment it is at Carnforth Station till August30 in the visitor centre, again free admission.

Posted by Tony Mac on 8 August 2011 at 00:16

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