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Duration 37:04

Frederick Woodford, a crewman on Titanic

Much has been written about RMS Titanic, but this has tended to concentrate on the ship and its passengers. Using sources such as crew lists, local newspapers, Titanic Fund minute books and the 1911 census, this talk traces the lives of a crewman and his family and seeks to answer the question: what was life like for families in Southampton in the aftermath of the tragedy?

James Cronan has worked at The National Archives for 19 years and is a Records Specialist in Diplomatic and Colonial records. His interest in all things Titanic stems from the fact that his great-grandfather was a crewman on board the stricken vessel.

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