Friday, April 13, 2012

Struck Iceberg ... Sinking Fast

100 years ago tonight, the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg.

More than 1500 people (men, women and children) died as a result; most within minutes of hypothermia in icy water.

The English National Archives is offering a Titanic chat session each day from 2pm to 4pm (British Summer Time) on 17th, 18th, 19th April.

It's worth looking at their Titanic exhibition where there is a free search, too;

at their Titanic Image Showcase of related images

and listening to a 37 minute podcast about the Titanic.

The Library and Archives Canada have a Titanic image gallery on Flickr.

More info on Wikipedia's Titanic article as well as many other sites.

Our latest volume, Coldingham Monumental Inscriptions has been published.

Read our Kith & Kin column every week in the Border Telegraph and Peeblesshire News newspapers.

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