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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Crewe's link to the Titanic


The country went into shock when the news of the Titanic hit the press.
On 15th April 1912, this giant passenger liner sunk after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Many died but among them was a gentleman from Crewe.

Edward Dodd lived in Crewe all his life and after finishing his apprenticeship in the Railway Works. He signed up with The Whits Star line. He joined the Titanic as Junior 3rd Engineer.

He died at the age of 38yrs and left no descendants and had not married.

There is a plaque in Christ Church in memory of him.
It reads - IN MEMORY OF EDWARD CHARLES DODD, JUNIOR 3rd ENGINEER, WHO PERISHED BY THE FOUNDERING OF THE STEAMSHIP TITANIC IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, APRIL 1912.
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE BRETHEN OF THE FREEMASON'S LODGE, FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES NO 979 CREWE>

Edward's body was never found and I wonder if perhaps he returns to Crewe as one of the ghostly shadows that is occasionly spotted in Crewe town at night.

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