A St Annes father-of-four who died on the Titanic is among the passengers featured in a touring exhibition on the doomed liner which continues at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion until July 16.
Arthur Gee, of Riley Avenue, was among the 1,517 who drowned on the Titanic on the morning of Sunday, April 15, 1912.
The 47-year-old was travelling to manage cotton mills in Mexico and in a letter to a friend, called the ship “a knockout; I might be living in a palace. We seem to be miles above the water.”
The touring exhibition, the biggest ever staged at Lowther, with displays occupying the studio and foyer areas as well as the auditorium, includes images by shipbuilder Harland and Wolff’s professional photographer, Robert Welch, period press photographers and passengers on board Titanic and the rescue ship, Carpathia.
The wide range of artefacts on show include a pocket watch from the deck of the liner and the sheet music from the band leader, while there are also items from James Cameron’s hit 1997 film.
The exhibition has already has already attracted visitors from as far afield as Scotland and the south but local people are being given the chance to see it with a 20 per cent discount on the admission price on weekdays.
Roger McCann, Lowther Pavilion’s general manager, said: “It’s a phenomenal exhibition and I’m delighted to have it here at the Lowther.”
The exhibition is open daily from 10am. Details from the box office on (01253) 794221.