A couple of weeks ago I finished reading an interesting book about J. Bruce Ismay entitled "How to Survive the Titanic or the Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay by Frances Wilson. Ismay's family owned the White Star Shipping Line and he became the Chairman of the company after the death of his father in 1899.
Today sees the opening of an exhibition at Liverpool's Maritime Museum called Titanic and Liverpool: The untold story, which will look at the city's role in Titanic's story. I'm going to visit the exhibition over the Easter Weekend.
I haven't seen the new four-part series about the Titanic written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes (I'm a big fan of Downton!), but hope to do so in the coming weeks.
On the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on 14 April, I'll be thinking of those people who perished in this tragic maritime disaster.
The exhibition at the Maritime runs until the 21 April.