Friday, 16 March 2012

Titanic comes to Burslem

More Titanic material! Yes, this depiction of the great ship going down to its grave in 1912 is included in a mural celebrating the town of Burslem.
But what has Burslem to do with the Titanic, you might ask…

Erm. It’s a bit complicated. The captain of the ship came from a neighbouring town, and the founders of a micro-brewery decided it would be funny to name themselves after the ill-fated ship. Seems a bit risky to me – but what do I know, as that that brewery is now probably the biggest independent in Staffordshire.

And the Titanic Brewery is based in Burslem – which is why the ship is featured in this mural. So… (phew!) now you know!

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