Friday, 13 April 2012
If ye will persist in Emigration...
With so much talk on the tv and in the newspapers about the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I wondered what the reaction was like in Orkney. The first report of the disaster appeared in the Orcadian on the 20th April 1912 on the front page. Quite small and unassuming in the bottom right hand corner.
By the following week the news had spread and the ministers from the churches aired their views from the pulpits.