A plaque to mark the birthplace of Captain Edward Smith has been unveiled in Stoke-onTrent today.
He captained the Titanic and went down with his ship in the early hours of 15 April, 1912.
Now the Titanic Brewery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent has comissioned a plaque to mark the street in which Edward Smith was born.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
– Keith Bott, Managing Director of Titanic Brewery
Raised in a terraced house in Well Street, Hanley, Edward Smith rose to become Commodore of the mighty White Star Line. He was something of a celebrity, aristocrats and the rich all wanted a seat at Captain Smith's table and his views were sought by the media on both sides of the Atlantic.
Elsewhere in Lichfield, the anniversary is being marked through lighting 1500 candles beside a statue of the skipper commander, one for every person that died.