Heritage Support Group in search of Titanic model for display

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A centenary display in Chorley Central Library will mark the town’s connections with an ill-fated liner.

Working jointly with Lancashire County Library Community History service and the University of Central Lancashire, Chorley Heritage Centre Support Group are set to create a Titanic display, which will be put up in the library’s entrance hall.

It is being designed by and put together by a group of four History students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) as part of their work in Community History.

They will also produce a leaflet on the subject and will provide additional display material in the library‘s conference hall on April 17 when an illustrated talk on C H Lightoller, Chorley’s Titanic Hero, will be given jointly by a member of CHC and Mr Peter Jackson.

A sound recording of the presentation will also be made.

The Heritage Centre Support Group were hopeful of obtaining a model of the Titanic to help them with their display, but were pipped to the post in an E-bay auction.

Now they are appealing to Chorley Guardian readers in the hope that someone will be able to help.

If anyone has a model, between 25cm (10 in) and 60cm (2ft) long, the Heritage Centre committee would love to hear from you.

It would go on display, in a secure cabinet, from March 26 to April 30 and full ownership will be acknowledged in the display.

To contact the Heritage Group call 01257 263245 or 277935.

•RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15 1912 after a collission with an iceberg.

The passenger liner was on her maiden voyage from Southhampton to New York City when the disasterstruck.

The wreck of the famous Titanic, which killed 1,517 passengers, can still be seen on the seabed.