Campaign to keep Colne's Titanic museum afloat

COLNE’S Titanic in Lancashire Museum has launched a fundraising campaign to keep the attraction open.

The museum is seeking £2,000 in funding to keep it going for another 12 months.

They are seeking pledges from people who want to be support the facility through the ‘Please Fund Us’ charity website.

Nigel Hampson, curator of the museum, said: “The Titanic In Lancashire Museum tells the story of the greatest sea disaster in history and the many Lancashire people who were caught up in this most iconic event.

“We begin by taking you on a journey through the Titanic from conception to construction, through her maiden voyage and disastrous encounter with an iceberg.

“Unique items, from local people who served with the White Star Line are on display, as are items from Titanic's sister ship, the RMS Olympic.

“The museum costs £2,000 per year to run. Everyone involved with the museum are volunteers, no one takes a salary. Please help us to keep this part of our history and heritage alive.”

The museum has launched two incentives for people to pledge their support.

For a £25 pledge people can sponsor an artefact at the museum, which will be rewarded with a full years museum admission for a family of four, a certificate describing the artefact you are sponsoring and a special pass to use at the admission desk.

For £100 people can sponsor a five foot museum quality full working model of Titanic, under a perspex dust case.

The names of all those who help the museum will also go on display on a ‘Friends of TLM’ wall, on display within the museum as our thank you for your support.

Anybody interested in supporting the museum should visit www.pleasefund.us/projects/titanic-in-lancashire-museum.

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5:46pm Sun 24 Feb 13

clickhere says...

I would question 'the greatest sea disaster in history'.
Certainly the greatest publicised disaster, certainly the disaster that generated the greatest amount of cash down the years.
Just a few years later the Empress of Ireland sank with the loss of 1024 lives, whilst the largest peacetime loss was in 1987 when Philippine ferry Doa Paz sank with the loss of 4380 -1000 of them children.
War losses were also greater than the Titanic. Another Cunard White Star vessel, the Lancastria bombed and sunk with the loss of over 2500 lives.And at the end of the war in early 1945 three German transports were torpedoed in quick succession with the total loss of over 17000 refugees fleeing the Russian advance.
Sad though it was, the Titanic was not the greatest sea disaster in history.
I would question 'the greatest sea disaster in history'. Certainly the greatest publicised disaster, certainly the disaster that generated the greatest amount of cash down the years. Just a few years later the Empress of Ireland sank with the loss of 1024 lives, whilst the largest peacetime loss was in 1987 when Philippine ferry Doa Paz sank with the loss of 4380 -1000 of them children. War losses were also greater than the Titanic. Another Cunard White Star vessel, the Lancastria bombed and sunk with the loss of over 2500 lives.And at the end of the war in early 1945 three German transports were torpedoed in quick succession with the total loss of over 17000 refugees fleeing the Russian advance. Sad though it was, the Titanic was not the greatest sea disaster in history. clickhere

6:59pm Sun 24 Feb 13

mikebuk says...

Semantics are a wonderful thing.
Semantics are a wonderful thing. mikebuk

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