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The Titanic on a vintage fairground ride taken at the Black Country Museum Dudley,UK
The ride dates from the early twentieth century (around 1920) and is original. I find it very odd that a childrens carousel should feature the ship so soon after the disaster, I guess the world was a different place back then.

Incidental to this, the original anchor for the Titanic was made at N. Hingley & Sons foundry about a mile and a half from where this picture was taken.
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Comments

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmist4 months ago

    Don’t forget to place this into Best of British… HERE A nice little find.
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  • Thank you, I have posted it in Best of British

    – Yampimon

  • lezvee
    lezvee4 months ago

    Good work – and a lovely reminder of times gone by

  • Thanks Lezvee, It’s a stark contrast to the Alien Deathship Megablasters of today

    – Yampimon

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder4 months ago

    RMS Titanic Challenge

  • Thank you Michaela

    – Yampimon

  • owlspook
    owlspook3 months ago

    well then there’s the song we used to sing as kids (which today in the US would be probably NOT be “politically correct”) …. we sang it as girl/boy scouts … sometimes the best way to deal with the horrible is to talk/sing about it.

    Oh the built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue, and they thought they had a ship that the water wouldn’t go through, but the Lord’s Almighty Hand said that ship would never land. It was sad when the great ship went down…

    (Chorus)
    It was sad, SO SAD! It was sad, SO VERY SAD!
    It was sad when the great ship went down to the bottom of the (husbands and wives,and little children lost their lives!) It was sad when the great ship went down

    Well they were not far from shore, say a thousand miles or more, and the rich refused to associate with the poor, so they sent them down below and they were the first to go. It was sad when the great ship went down.

    (Chorus)

    Well they sent the lifeboats out on the dark and stormy sea, and the band struck up with Near my God to thee, Oh the heroes saved the weak as the ship began to leak. It was sad when the great ship went down.

    (Chorus)

    Well the cook he came on deck when he heard them holler HECK! For he thought it was the food that put um in the mood, when he saw them jumpin’ oar, he knew they’d eat no more. It was sad when the great ship went down.

    (Chorus)

    Well the captain came on deck with a tear in his eye, as the last boats left he waved them all goodbye, and he knew he made a slip, so he went down with the ship. It was sad when the great ship went down.

    (Chorus)

    Well the moral we obtain from this story of WOE AND PAIN! is that if you’re rich there’s no need to be vain, cuz in the Good Lord’s Eyes you’re the same as other guys. It was sad when the great ship went down.

    (Chorus)

    Oh it was sad when the great ship went down!!!

  • They don’t write ’em like that anymore

    – Yampimon

  • owlspook
    owlspook3 months ago

    well they probably do but they’re not out in the open as much as they used to be … too perfectly incorrect ….

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