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One hundred years ago
December 2011

One hundred years ago

John Harper glanced at the ticket he had just purchased — No. 248727. It had cost a handsome £33 — a considerable sum for a Baptist pastor to pay in 1912. Originally, Harper had planned to sail to New York on the Lusitania, en route to Chicago, where he was booked to preach at the Moody Church for three months. De­layed by a change in arrangements, he had decided to travel on the Titanic instead. The largest and most luxurious liner afloat and newly launched from the Harland and Wolff Belfast shipyard, the Titanic was about to embark on her maiden voyage. ‘Not even God...

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