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A Grand Memory – Part Seven

Sunday 8 April Titanic was going down, sinking into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. The unsinkable ship was in fact, sinkable and utterly defeated by nature in the form of an iceberg. Henry stood motionless, perfectly still for … Continue reading

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A Grand Memory – Part Six

Saturday 7 April 2012 ‘There were never enough lifeboats for everyone, not even for half of the people aboard her that night,’ Henry looked out of the tiny window as he spoke. Fine tulle curtains covered his only source of … Continue reading

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A Grand Memory – Part Five

Wednesday 4 April 2012 Henry paused to catch his breath and gather his thoughts. He had been so engrossed in recounting the voyage that he had failed to notice the small crowd that had begun to gather in his room. … Continue reading

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A Grand Memory – Part Four

Saturday 31 March – Monday 2 April 2012 Charlotte shifted on the bed. She knew what was to come. Her great grandfather always skipped the trivial things, and headed straight for the exciting parts of a story. He would omit … Continue reading

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A Grand Memory – Part Two

Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 March 2012 Charlotte listened intently, captivated by every word despite having heard them hundreds of times. Her great grandfather’s story was akin to legend in the Thornton households; every child, grand and great grandchild knew … Continue reading

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A Grand Memory – Part One

Sunday 25 – Tuesday 27 March 2012 A few strands of wispy hair fell across the old man’s brow. His brown eyes, once vibrant and alive, now barely glistened with any life at all. He was tired and done with … Continue reading

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