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Hi TTF

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I am posting this a few times. But it is relevant to future conventions also. Why not get these people to attend ?

Just a thought, but why can't these Titanic clubs track down people whom travelled on these ships for future conventions? What about people who were on the Maiden voyage of the Olympic? Yes it was a year before the Titanic and a very long time ago. But if there are people still alive from the Titanics maiden voyage with such a huge loss of life then surly/logically there would be more still alive from the Olympics maiden voyage. That would be a huge attraction for a convention. After all Olympic was the one that left Southampton with the blaze of publicity because as we know she was the first of the big three.

What about people who visited the Titanic when she was open to the public? Or people who saw the launch ? Or perhaps saw her set off on her maiden voyage or on Sea trials? I read loads of fascinating anecdotes in the book Titanic Voices. Just little stories from people who were actually there and saw the Titanic leave Southampton, what they thought and what they said. Where are these people and why do they not come fourth? There were probably more people who saw the Titanic leave Southampton, visited the Titanic when open to the public, saw her being launched than people whom travelled on her.

Let us please forget about the Great Great Great Grand daughter of Edith Haisman by marriage signing postcards and the like !!! I find that an insult to ones intelligence and cant believe some people want such a thing. Lets try and get the people I mentioned to come to conventions. They are out there. After all they must have come forward when Titanic Voices was being written, unless the author got these fascinating anecdotes from other sources and not first hand.

I tried a very feeble attempt many years ago to try and track down people whom travelled on the maiden voyage of the Olympic by putting an advert in the Sea Breezes magazine. Horrible magazine full of modern cross chanel ferries. Yuk. Anyway of course these people would not have read this magazine but I was only young at the time. I did get a response from someone whom was happy that there were young people that showed an interest in the great liners. He had travelled on both the Queen Mary and her sister. But that to me is a bit like Millvinas signature - a penny a dozen, no offence.... My mum could have gone on the Queen Mary in the 1960s. It was not what I was looking for. The Queen Mary just missed the classic liner period for me.

Anyway if there are people from Titanics first trip there must be people still around who were on the maiden voyage of the Olympic with GREAT storys to tell. Plus people who have a better first hand connection with the Titanic other than grand daughters etc.

I suppose it is just a matter of tracking them down. Maybe someone has ? Dose anyone know anyone in this league. I would be grateful for any information but I doubt any of this will bare fruit.

I am not sure what section to post this topic in. Hence as I am talking about the Olympic I will post there also

I hope Millvina gets better. Just found out there are only 2 Lusitania survivors alive today. Shame. emoticon


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As the youngest survivor of the Titanic was 3 when the ship went down, and Olympic's maiden voyage was a year earlier (late June if I remember correctly), I doubt you'll find many survivors, but I think you are right in that having anyone who travelled on her would be a plus at one of the conventions.
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Hi TTf

I agree with you it would seem so wouldnt it

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But if the Titanic sunk and 1500 died then surly there would be more Olympic passengers around? I know that it seems un-likely but it is logical no ? More than half of the people died on the Titanic but everyone lived on the Olympic's maiden voyage...

Anyway it dose not look like anyone will track these people down. I doubt any of us would have any idea how to. I'd love to know if there are people still around that saw the Titanic or went onboard when she was open to the public etc. Like that builders son in Belfast.
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But if the Titanic sunk and 1500 died then surly there would be more Olympic passengers around?

Excellent point, but on the other hand, Olympic still had her maiden voyage 91 years ago...any survivor wouldn't have been old enough to remember much.
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Bring them on who ever they are !!!! Or how old... They need to be hunted down !!!!
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Hi Miles

Exactly who are you trying to hunt down, If it is people who sailed on Olympic no problem I can tell you exactly how to hunt them down. Depending on what sailing you want.

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Hi Miles

You say "Anyway it dose not look like anyone will track these people down. I doubt any of us would have any idea how to."

Erm excuse me but i have been tracking people down for the last 20 years and yes I know how to find someone. Give me a name and I will tell you there life history in a week. I hope you are not sugestin g what I think you mean

I do know how to track people and do it very well at times. Tell me what you want and I will tell you how to do it.



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I do know how to track people and do it very well at times. Tell me what you want and I will tell you how to do it.



You know, guy, sometimes you scare me.....
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