Ashley`s Southampton Guide.
Titanic Post Workers Memorial.
After leaving Holyrood Church turn right and head up High Street towards the " Bargate ".
On the right you will come to the Crown Post Office, near the junction of East Street.
is erected by the members of
the postal and telegraph service
to the Honour and memory of
John R. Jago Smith, James B. Williamson,
British sea post officers,
and their American colleagues,
William H.L. Gwinn, John S. March,
Oscar S. Woody,
who died on duty in the foundering
of the S.S. Titanic April 15, 1912.
" Steadfast In Peril "
|Memorial in Post Office
(click image for larger picture.)
|The above Memorial is cast in bronze taken from a reserve propeller blade
of S.S. Titanic and kindly given by Messrs. Harland & Wolff Ltd.
The Grapes Public House.
On leaving the Crown PO turn left back down High Street to the junction with Bernard Street,
walk along Bernard Street until you arrive at a cross-roads, turn right along Queensway then left into Queens Terrace.
Towards the end of the road there is a row of four storey buildings , the first one that you come to was the Grapes Pub.
Thought to have been the place where a few lucky crewmen were to preoccupied/drunk to board the Titanic before she sailed.
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If you search hard in the maritime museum you`ll find a photo of the grapes taken in the 70`s or 80`s when it was still a pub. But they`ve printed it back to front!
Walk to the end of the road and turn left, you will then see the South Western Hotel.
South Western Hotel (now called South Western House).
This is the Hotel where some of the first class passengers would have spent the night before sailing.
Many would have arrived by train and would have got off at the hotels own platform which
is still there.
The hotel is as you can see currently being refurbished as flats, (still a few left ).
Walking around the corner (the hotel to your left), brings you to Canute Road.
About 100m along on the right is Canute Chambers.
Canute Chambers. (former White Star Line Headquarters).
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This is where my Tour ends but I will be adding other Southampton Titanic related items as information becomes available.
The other memorials on the trail are :
Titanic Restaurant Staff Memorial.
St. Josephs Church ( Upper Bugle Street )
The memorial here is incorporated in a fine old oak table , permission is required to view.
Titanic Musicians Memorial. ( London Road )
The memorial is positioned at the juntion with Cumberland Place.
Titanic Engineers Memorial. ( East Park )
The memorial is diagonally opposite the Musicians Memorial.
All images (except SHmuseum/bargate ) © Ashley (Runt) 1999.