Laurentic Centenary Commemoration (Guildhall): 27 Jan 2017

On January 27, 2017 by admin

Earlier today WIH&HS Committee members attended a fantastic Mayor’s lunch (Guildhall: Derry~Londonderry) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the liner SS Laurentic at the mouth of Lough Swilly on the afternoon of 27 January 1917. The second part of the commemoration featured a recreation of  the historic image taken of Laurentic survivors who were hosted at a reception in the Guildhall in 1917.

Laurentic 1 The original photo and the one taken today [photograph copyright of the Tower Museum]
Laurentic 2The mayor of Derry with representatives of the Royal Navy and the Irish Naval Service [photograph copyright of the Tower Museum]
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACommittee members John Hegarty, Michael Liam Gorry and John McCarron
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATower Museum Curator, Ronan McConnell [photo ML Gorry]
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock welcomes everyone to the Guildhall [photograph ML Gorry]
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA great atmosphere [photo ML Gorry]
A trip to Belfast later to see the Laurentic sculpture on Royal Avenue
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARoyal Avenue Belfast with the Laurentic sculpture in the distance [Photo ML Gorry]
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe structure is not far from the front of City Hall [Photo ML Gorry]

For more info please see the Tower Museum’s post here

Original Invitation poster available here

 

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