Titanic Captain Edward John Smith commemorated locally

April 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Sunday marks 100 years since the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean en route to New York. This weekend a host of memorial services are taking place to remember the 1517 people who lost their lives on the Titanic.

Captain Edward John Smith

Titanic Captain Edward John Smith

Here in Stoke-On-Trent, where Bath-Knight is based, a commemorative plaque dedicated to Titanic’s Captain Edward John Smith is going on public display on the Victorian terraced house in Well Street, Hanley where the Captain was born and lived as a child.

The memorial plaque, which honours the Titanic Captain in his hometown, was commissioned by a local brewery called Titanic Brewery. It’s said that Captain Edward John Smith’s part in the world famous ship was a huge inspiration behind their name and part of the reason why they decided to commission the plaque.

It’s great to finally see that Captain Edward John Smith is being remembered here in Stoke-on-Trent as there is little else to remember him by in the city. I also think that it’s a great touch to have had the plaque designed by local potter, Malcolm Hawksworth, who has spent years working in the local pottery industry.

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