Sunday, April 15, 2012

Oxford's Titanic Link

As I am sure all readers will know today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of SS Titanic. With this historic date, I started to ask if Oxford had a connection to this event and found out that one of the eight musicians who continued to play while the ship was sinking, was from Headington in Oxford. John Wesley Woodward was the cellist on the ship, taking his best cello for the maiden voyage from his mothers home at 15 Windmill Road. This photo is of a brass plaque at the Methodist Church in Lime Walk Headington, where Wesley attended, Oxford Titanic connection. More information on Woodward here.

1 comment:

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting story.