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Cornwall Remembers the Titanic

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 11th April 2012

A hundred years ago on Wednesday the doomed Titanic passed Cornwall as it sailed for New York.

On board were almost seventy Cornish men and women, many looking forward to a new life abroad. They included a group of miners forced abroad by the decline in tin mining.

Stephen Jenkin from St Ives was among the passengers headed for disaster.

Katie Rosevear from Mullion is his great niece. She told Pirate FM, "He had a strange feeling about going back on the ship so he decided that he would leave behind his pocket watch. Just as he was going out the gate he thought, 'Well, I'm not going to take it with me' so went back and gave it to his parents."

You can hear his full story here...

 

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Stephen Jenkins had been due to travel on another ship but was switched because of a coal strike. His great niece Katie from Mullion will mark the anniversary of the ship's sinking

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