IN BELFAST, A TITANIC TOUR WITH SUSIE MILLAR, GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF TITANIC ENGINEER, THOMAS MILLAR
The most famous ship since Noah’s Ark – THE RMS TITANIC – designed, built and launched in Belfast. Visitors to Northern Ireland’s capital city can connect with authentic people from its home town as they join in the celebrations to mark the anniversary of its launch in 2011 through to the 100-year anniversary of its tragic sinking in April 2012.
Susie Millar, owner and guide of Titanic Tours Belfast, is the great-granddaughter of Titanic engineer Thomas Millar, who worked for shipbuilder Harland & Wolff before boarding the Titanic as an engineer with the White Star Line.
Destined for a new life in New York, Thomas set out with 2,200 passengers and crew on April 12, 1912, only to be met with a tragic fate.
The Titanic story has been a part of Susie’s life since birth – it’s a part of her family’s heritage. Susie tells the untold story of the Titanic from a personal point of view – the story of the people who were left behind. The families, children – including her own grandfather who was orphaned at the age of five – and Titanic crew members who lost loved ones and dear co-workers after the Titanic’s sinking. Guests of this tour will learn about life 100 years ago through Susie’s great-grandfather’s personal articles and mementoes and other documents belonging to her grandfather chronicling his early life.
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