Posted November 12, 2017 by Iveagh in Local Areas

        The Two Pennies

This was the title of the true story told by an excellent speaker at the Iveagh Area Autumn Meeting held on 29th September.
The speaker, Susie Millar, related the story of how her great-grandfather had given two pennies to his son before leaving as a deck engineer on Titanic.  He had hopes of starting a new life in America for himself and his family but, alas, this was not to be as he perished in the ensuing disaster.
Susie has collated information about her family from her own grandfather’s writings as well as from records held by Harland and Wolff and White Star Line and she held her audience enthralled as she spoke.
The competition, ‘An Old Coin and Written Account’ was won by Anne Young and hosts Moira W. I. served a delicious supper.


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