Monday, 18 February 2013

Saved from sailing on the Titanic



Emigrations to new counties were seen as a way for families who were very large and there was not enough work in villages. Just before the First World War in High Ham, Somerset a Mr Tapscott who was the youngest of four boys and all three of them emigrated, one to Australia and two to Canada.

In 1912, seven lads from High Ham were booked to sail to America on the “Titanic” but their passages were postponed because the guests for a big Astor wedding in America had priority passage. The Astor family paid all expenses which this delay entailed, and probably saved the lives of all seven from being drowned on the liner’s disastrous maiden voyage.

5 comments:

Dave King said...

Some of the stories around this tragedy are as fascinating as the tragedy itself. Thanks for this one.

Heaven said...

That was good thing then ~ Funny how fate intervened ~

Adullamite said...

Great tale.

dsnake1 said...

what a strange (and lucky) twist of fate. thanks for sharing.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes said...

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
Henry David Thoreau

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