Thursday, 26 February 2009

Historic links…

New artefacts related to the ill-fated Titanic will be on display at the National Maritime Museum as it highlights Cornwall's connection with the ship. The museum will be hosting a national touring show, "Titanic Honour and Glory" from 6th March to 21st June. Cornish descendents of those on board or associated with the vessel have contributed to the showcase, providing artefacts that include everything from letters to gold watches and newspaper cuttings.

Jeannette Francis, whose family was on board the ship, was among the lenders. "My father, grandmother, great grandmother, great uncle and great aunt were all on board Titanic and to tell their story is very special," she said. "This is a one-off."

"Titanic is a story with many different levels," explained Jonathan Griffin, director of the Falmouth-based museum. "Exploring the Cornish aspects has highlighted just how widely the effects were felt."

We’ve many holiday cottages handily placed for a visit to the Museum, which can be found on Discovery Quay in the heart of Falmouth. Some are in Falmouth itself, including this excellent apartment sleeping two on the water’s edge at Packets Quay with spectacular views over the Fal estuary. Or perhaps this comfortable apartment sleeping four in a quiet part of Falmouth just a stroll from Swanpool and Gyllyngvase Beaches. Just along from the yachting marina and ½ mile from the centre of Falmouth, is this excellent apartment looking over the Penryn River.