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Titanic tale a big hit with Harry


23 November 2004 16:04

A nine-year-old's intricate model of the Titanic will feature in a major exhibition in Norwich on Saturday.

Harry Long started his 2ft replica in the summer and finished it a couple of weeks ago - just in time for the Norfolk Titanic Association's event at the Forum.

“He has seen the film and is absolutely hooked. He has got all the books on it and has made other smaller models in the past,” said Harry's mother Daryl.

“We took him to the Titanic exhibition in Manchester during the summer holidays and he loved it.”

The association has quite a few younger members, according to John Balls, the event organiser, who has written a book on the five Norfolk survivors of the disaster.

“Harry is very keen. In fact, quite a lot of young people have an interest in it - often it starts as a school project. Last year at the Forum we had a lot of young people come along. It really grips them,” he said.

The latest exhibition, sponsored by Marsh, features a number of models, together with artefacts from the Titanic's sister ship, brought along by White Star Enterprises.

“Over the last few years we have featured different survivors in the exhibition and this year we are continuing that with Frank Prentice, who was from Downham Market,” said Mr Balls.

Mr Prentice, who died in 1982, was the only one of the Norfolk survivors to cross the Atlantic again.

“He was 23 and an assistant purser who had been on other White Star ships and was transferred at the last minute to sail on the Titanic,” said Mr Balls.

Although swept overboard, Mr Prentice was hauled into a lifeboat. In the 1980s he featured in a documentary entitled Titanic - A Question of Murder.

“He was very important because he was one of the survivors who would talk about what went on,” said Mr Balls.

The exhibition runs from 8am to 8pm.

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Now that is kuhl!

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