News of Titanic's fate sent shockwaves around the world; stories and illustrations of that fateful night splashed across newspaper stands on every corner. One town was affected more than most: Southampton. It's said everyone in the Southern English port knew someone who had perished on the Titanic.
In today's episode, Dan travels to the Southampton SeaCity museum to meet with Andy Skinner, Learning Engagement Officer and Titanic expert to discover what happened to survivors after the Carpathia arrived in New York and the effect on the town. You'll hear the stories of the crew who survived and had no choice but to go back out to sea, of artefacts rescued from the ship, like a watch that stopped at the moment its owner plunged into the freezing Atlantic and the fate of the unsinkable stoker' Arthur John Priest 'as Dan and the History Hit team search for his grave.
Listen to part one of this series TITANIC: The Unsinkable Ship here. (hyperlink: https://shows.acast.com/dansnowshistoryhit/episodes/titanic-the-unsinkable-ship)
Listen to part two TITANIC: A Night To Remember here (hyperlink: https://shows.acast.com/dansnowshistoryhit/episodes/titanic-a-night-to-remember)
Produced by Mariana Des Forges and mixed and mastered by Dougal Patmore. The Assistant Producer is Hannah Ward.