Prints of the Titanic form Gosport exhibition

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MAGIC lantern prints depicting the story of the Titanic are on display at Gosport Discovery Centre – after sitting for years in a hobbyist’s collection. Created by Bamford & Co, the Be British! slides were originally displayed in schools and village halls around the country.

They were lent to the Discovery Centre by Patrick Furley, after being spotted at his sister’s home in Lee-on-the-Solent by Gosport’s mayor, Councillor Chris Carter.

Cllr Carter said: ‘As soon as I became aware of them, I wanted to make sure we could display them so people can see how they felt about this 100 years ago.’

Mr Furley said: ‘These pictures were taken of people going around to raise money for the survivors.’

The exhibit, including the history of a Gosport survivor, is open until May 5 and commemorates 100 years since the tragedy.