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Titanic Disaster Avoidable

70% of its furnishings were produced in the Midlands, its captain, Edward Smith came from Hanley, the anchor was cast in the Black Country. Now private papers have emerged a century on, that show disaster could have been avoided.

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Titanic warning notes 'not even presented'

Notes warning the Titanic required more lifeboats were not even presented to the inquiry into the disaster.

The notes were written by Stoke-on-Trent born Captain Maurice Clarke the board of trade safety and emigration official who inspected the Titanic before it set sail.

Leading auctioneers of Titanic memorabilia, Henry Aldridge and Son, will put the notes on sale during their final auction this year. They said they are estimated to fetch £20,000-£30,000.

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