Titanic Postal Workers Memorial, Southampton
The Titanic Postal Workers Memorial is a Bronze memorial plaque dedicated to the postal workers who lost their lives during the sinking of Titanic. The memorial plaque is located in Southampton, UK, and can now be found within Southamptonís Civic Centre.
Titanic Postal Workers Memorial, Southampton.
The memorial plaque was made from a spare propeller blade belonging to Titanic, donated by Harland and Wolff, Titanicís builders. It was originally kept on display at a Post Office in Southampton.
The following inscription can be found on the memorial plaque:
This tablet is erected by the members of The Postal and Telegraph Service to the honour and memory of John R. Jago Smith, James B. Williamson, British Sea Post Officers, and their American colleagues William H.L. Gwinn, John S. March, Oscar S. Woody, who died on duty in the foundering of the S.S. Titanic April 15, 1912. "Steadfast in peril."
Bellow the memorial is a plaque saying: ďThe above memorial is cast in bronze taken from a reserve propeller blade of S.S. "Titanic", and kindly given by Messrs. Harland & Wolff, Ltd.Ē
For many years the memorial had been housed at Southamptonís High Street Post Office. When it was planned for that branch of the Post Office to close in 2008, there was some concern over the future of the memorial, with fears it might end up in private hands, and not be available to be viewed by the public.
Following the closure of the Post Office, the memorial ended up being moved to Southamptonís Civic Centre, where it is now on display. It was officially unveiled at its new location on 18th April 2009.
Members of the public are able to view the memorial when the building is open. The memorial is located within the south block of the Civic Centre, around the corner and within the same complex as the Sea City Museum. The memorial can be found on the first floor near the top of the stairs on the right. The person behind the reception desk as you walk into the building should be able to direct you. The opening times (which have NOT been confirmed by Titanic Pages) are said to be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Map showing location of memorial:
The building is accessed through the car park seen on the map. SeaCity is behind to the left.