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Titanic victims remembered during service at Belfast City Hall

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Bangor woman, Alison Kerrigan, lays a rose in memory of her great, great uncle after the Titanic Memorial Service in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. The annual event is held in memory of all those who died after RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912

Wreaths have been laid during a service in Belfast in memory of the more than 1,500 people who died aboard the Titanic.

The service was held at the Titanic Memorial in the grounds of City Hall on Sunday morning.

Aidan McMichael, chairman of the Titanic Society, joined the Deputy Lord Mayor Sonia Copeland in laying a wreath in memory of people who perished at sea in the early hours of April 15 1912 after the Belfast-built Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Councillor Copeland said: “The tragedy of the Titanic is very close to home for the people of Belfast. Many of our citizens were on board when she went down and are remembered by relatives who have gathered with us to mark this occasion.

“The ship was one our finest, built by local craftsmen and was hailed across the world for her top class design and engineering. The tragedy cast a cloud on our city and it says much for our resilience that we have found a way to deal with the loss, building a memorial garden and a new Titanic Quarter of which we can all be proud.”

Mr McMichael said: “The tranquility of the Titanic Memorial Gardens at Belfast City Hall continues to offer residents and visitors alike an opportunity to unite and consider the human tragedy associated with the loss of Titanic, not just for the relatives of those who were lost but for everyone locally. 

“The Belfast Titanic Society is proud to be associated with this annual Titanic commemoration in conjunction with Belfast City Council.”

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Bangor woman, Alison Kerrigan, lays a rose in memory of her great, great uncle after the Titanic Memorial Service in the grounds of Belfast City Hall. The annual event is held in memory of all those who died after RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912
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Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sonia Copeland lays a wreath at the Titanic Memorial to remember more than 1,500 people who perished during the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 during the Titanic Memorial Service in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.
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Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sonia Copeland and President of the Titanic Society, Susie Millar, prepare to lay wreaths at the Titanic Memorial Service in the Titanic Memorial Garden at Belfast City Hall to remember more than 1,500 people who perished when the RMS Titanic sank in the early hours of 15 April, 1912 after striking an iceberg.
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Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sonia Copeland, talks to Lisburn woman Teresa Caulfield, as she lays a rose on the Titanic Memorial Plaque in memory of her relative Richard Turley, one of more than 1,500 people who perished in the RMS Titanic sinking in 1912. The two were attending the Titanic Memorial Service in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.