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9 - Titanic exhibition in Dudley

A piece of the Titanic hull and other artefacts from the infamous liner are on display to the public in Dudley.

The Archives Centre in Tipton Road is hosting an exhibition for the next three months.

It has been put together by Andrew Lound, a Titanic expert and author, who has recently written a new book, RMS Titanic Made in the Midlands

The book highlights the important role of the West Midlands, including Dudley borough, in manufacturing parts of the Titanic and also focuses on people, both crew and passengers, who were from the area.

The exhibition includes a piece of the hull, some coal from the famous liner as well as glasses and books from people who sailed on Titanic.

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said:

“We have strong links with the Titanic here in Dudley and I am delighted that we are able to mark this important and fascinating period of history through this exhibition.

“Of course people can also see our links to the Titanic by visiting the replica anchor which is on proud display all year round in Netherton.”

The exhibition also contains an order book which includes a diagram of part of the ship’s anchor which was manufactured locally. There’s also information about the costs drawn up for the three anchors destined for Harland & Wolff, Belfast, to be fitted to the RMS Titanic, as well as photographs of the anchor being manufactured and leaving Hingley’s in Netherton.

The exhibition runs until May 27.

News Release Contact Information

Chris Howes - 01384 815219 - pressoffice@dudley.gov.uk