So many kind people did everything in their power to make our visit to Southampton a memorable one.
It all started in 2007 when a handful of us made the effort to attend Southamptons 95th Titanic Anniversary and I feel they saw how serious and dedicated we were with regard to the story of the Titanic and as a consequence put in extra effort to top the 2007 experience.
Southamptom had a quality itinery organised for the weekend which we attended but thanks to a few extra items organised by the following people and organisations we now had something to do and see all over the weekend. Some of our group stayed extra days to get to see all that was offered.
So here is the list of people we wish to thank:
The Southampton Park Hotel - Great hospitality and food plus help from Shelly and John.
The Taxi Company - friendly and always on time with space for all.
The Old Fat Cat - Our evening meal which needed to be supplied quickly due to our committments.
The Staff of the Library - A well organised quiz in which a large number of people participated.
Ron Hancock, his staff and the pilots at VTS - We saw so much including the Oceana setting out, the Saga Ruby setting out and the new Ventura undergoing sea trials.
Alistair Arnott - It was a wonderful experience being transported back in time to see Titanic Memorablia plus bikes, furniture and similar items from the era. A very special visit, thank you.
Kevin White - For e-mails and information.
David Dilnot - For his help and information.
The Mayor and Mayoress - who graced us with their presence at our Gala Dinner.
Steve Booth and Claes-Goran Wetterholm - Good to see you
All of us who made the effort to attend - travelling from as far away as Scotland, our little group has expanded since 2007 and we hope we will get more in 2009. Thanks to David Storey, John and Bob who contributed photographs and extra material to this site.
John Creamer - he did so much to organise and tie everything together.
Genevieve Bailey - Last but by no means least, Genevieve took us under her wing this year and arranged visits to places not normally seen by the general public.