Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Spare a thought...

If ever you have been worried about your luggage going missing when on your holidays, spare a thought for this gentleman in 1900:

He and the other passengers certainly had a lucky escape...here's an extract from the Orcadian 28th April 1900:

And here's a photograph of the wreck:

As I said before, a lucky escape...but everyone was safely evacuated from the steamship.

One lady said:

You'll be pleased to know that our distressed luggage bereft gentleman did not get his luggage back, but did get compensation in the end.

Archive References: SC11/5/1900/21; Orcadian Newspaper April 28 1900; Photos TK410 & TK2983

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