Displays tell Titanic’s tragic tale

Members of Desborough Civic Society dressed in costume for the launch of a new Titanic exhibition
Members of Desborough Civic Society dressed in costume for the launch of a new Titanic exhibition

An exhibition to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic has opened.

A series of displays at Desborough Heritage Centre tells the story of the ship, which sunk on its maiden voyage after it hit an iceberg on April 15, 1912.

Members of Desborough Civic Society dressed in contemporary costume for a coffee morning to celebrate the launch of the exhibition on Saturday.

It features mannequins and contemporary pictures.

One portrait of the Titanic is signed by Millvina Dean who, at two months and 13 days, was the youngest passenger.

She, her younger brother and mother were saved but her father died.

The exhibition is open at the centre in Station Road from Monday to Saturday. Admission is free. Call 01536 765734 for opening times.