Leisure and Tourism - Caravan Holiday
Harry and Frances Gilbert with their nine year old son Kristy having a picnic on the side of the road. The Gilbert family, from West Twyford, have been compelled to spend the last five days of their holiday in their parked caravan. They were due to spend their break away in Bournemouth but the clutch on their car, right, burned out on the Kingston by-pass.
Tram Car - Chessington Zoo
The very last tramcar to the 'Elephant and Castle' and its Comet propelled. London discarded its trams a couple of months ago and this vehicle (the last to actually run in the capital) was brought by an association of tramcar lovers and donated to Chessington Zoo where there is a museum of transport. Comet the zoo's elephant was on hand to haul the tram to its final destination.
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The Great Liners - Titanic
A photograph c1912 of the "unsinkable" four-funnelled ship the RMS Titanic. Part of the White Star Line, Titanic sank off Newfoundland on her maiden voyage to the USA after striking an iceberg (14-15/4/1912). 1513 people lost their lives. *02/04/02The SS Titanic. The City of Belfast will pay tribute to the man who designed its most famous ship, the Titanic, Tuesday April 02, 2002. Lord Mayor Jim Rodgers will unveil a plaque at the former home of Thomas Andrews, 90 years to the day that the ship left Belfast for Southampton to begin its ill-fated maiden voyage. Commissioned by the Ulster History Circle, the plaque will be unveiled at the house now occupied by the Irish Football Association at Windsor Avenue in south Belfast. A series of events have been taking place in Belfast as part of a festival to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic. 02/12/03: A manuscript which describes the final hours of the Titanic by the most senior officer to survive the sinking was today, being auctioned at Sotheby's New Bond Street sale rooms in London. The 17-page unpublished document by Charles Lightoller, the vessel's Second Officer, was going under the hammer with other memorabilia relating to the famous ship.