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Titanic survivor sells mementoes

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southeastastra Sat 18-Oct-08 22:23:17

how sad that she has to sell her memories here

Waswondering Sat 18-Oct-08 22:24:10

Saw that - was very sad.

Amazed too there was still a survivor.

southeastastra Sat 18-Oct-08 22:35:45

i realise i made a fatal error with the tihre title. can i edit it

fishie Sat 18-Oct-08 22:37:40

no. it is quite sweet.

person selling stuff and making lots of money is less so.

AbbeyA Sat 18-Oct-08 22:40:08

I wasn't paying a lot of attention but I'm pretty sure she got to keep them-it was on the local news.

FAQ Sat 18-Oct-08 22:44:15

very sad that she's had to sell the stuff to pay for her care and sad that the Titanic International Society didn't win the lots so they could be given back to her.

AbbeyA Sat 18-Oct-08 22:46:35

If someone googles it-I haven't time as I'm off to bed-I am almost certain she got them back!

ladymariner Sat 18-Oct-08 22:52:48

Don't know if she got them back or not, but do feel that its a very sad world we live in when an old lady has to sell precious mementos to be able to afford care sad

totalmisfit Sat 18-Oct-08 23:01:24

titanic sank in 1912 hmm

FAQ Sat 18-Oct-08 23:02:38

yes it did totalmisfit and the hmm is for????

totalmisfit Sat 18-Oct-08 23:02:39

oh, i see.

AbbeyA Sun 19-Oct-08 09:16:58

I know an old gentleman who saw it sail out of Southampton. There are plenty of people still alive who were around in 1912!!

poshbloodencrustedwellies Sun 19-Oct-08 18:23:34

I read today that,David Gest had visited her and offered her £13k so she wouldn't have to sell.

Waswondering Sun 19-Oct-08 19:57:24

Apparently she was 9 weeks old.

(Can you imagine being on the Titanic and going through that with a 9 week old! I mean, it's not like they had a Baby Bjorn or an isofix car seat to gently lower the baby into a lifeboat!!)

witcheseve Sun 19-Oct-08 20:00:59

I saw this but thought if she hasn't got any relatives that she wanted to leave it to then why not? At least the person that bought it would be a collector that would look after it and sell it on. It went for what it was worth and will stay a collector's item. Makes sense.

southeastastra Sun 19-Oct-08 20:54:17

it's okay david gest paid her fees

ladymariner Sun 19-Oct-08 21:53:49

Hurrah for david gest, thats really nice of him.

FAQ Sun 19-Oct-08 22:03:22

I can't find anything that said he paid all of her fees - only that he gave her £3000 - but the stuff still had to be sold

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