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Winnipeg Titanic Passenger Esther Bloomfield Hart

Titanic Anniversary My thoughts in April always come back to Titanic.  It is 101 years since the tragic sinking of the grand ocean liner when it struck an iceberg late on April 14th, 2012.  The gashed hull quickly put the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Winnipeg’s Past

Ravenscraig,  The Blog This blog celebrates the history of Winnipeg, my hometown, and occasionally allows me to indulge in some wider observations of the world that catch my interest. Here you will find stories about Winnipeg at the turn of … Continue reading

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Titanic Survivor Esther Bloomfield Hart Recalls Tragic Sinking

Esther Hart was never very keen on the idea of going to Winnipeg.  When her husband Benjamin announced his decision to leave Ilford, England and strike out for a new life in Canada,  she was immediately apprehensive.   But times … Continue reading

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Montreal Book Launch for Ravenscraig

Please join me on April 10th for the Montreal book launch of Ravenscraig. Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore  2220 McGill College Avenue 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. April 10, 2012 How exciting it is for me, a Titanic fanatic, that this coincides with … Continue reading

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Titanic Passengers — Hudson Allison and Family — Former Winnipeg Residents

When the Titanic sank, there was both an outpouring of grief and a great public fascination with the passengers. Only a third of those on board the great ship were rescued. Fifteen hundred people died in the shipwreck. In Winnipeg, … Continue reading

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Titanic: Interview with Eva Hart on the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking

“Over to You”, was the name of this program that must have been on cable television.  The segment was called “Titanic:  a Survivor’s Tale.” A  school teacher in England, whose name was not recorded, conducts an interview with Eva Hart … Continue reading

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Titanic News in 1912: Winnipeg Stirred by Ocean Tragedy

The shocking news of the Titanic striking an iceberg late at night on Sunday, April 14, 1912, hit the telegraph wires and fed newspaper offices throughout the world. A jumble of facts, speculation, and outright falsehoods moved steadily along the … Continue reading

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The Fortune Family: Winnipeg Titanic Survivors

Only four people from Winnipeg, Canada, made it home after escaping the sinking of the Titanic. In all, there were about thirty people on the ship who were heading for Manitoba. Some were residents, others were immigrants, and still others … Continue reading

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