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Titanic victims remembered during service at Belfast City Hall

Wreaths have been laid during a service in Belfast in memory of the more than 1,500 people who died aboard the Titanic.

The service was held at the Titanic Memorial in the grounds of City Hall on Sunday morning.

Aidan McMichael, chairman of the Titanic Society, joined the Deputy Lord Mayor Sonia Copeland in laying a wreath in memory of people who perished at sea in the early hours of April 15 1912 after the Belfast-built Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Councillor Copeland said: “The tragedy of the Titanic is very close to home for the people of Belfast. Many of our citizens were on board when she went down and are remembered by relatives who have gathered with us to mark this occasion.

“The ship was one our finest, built by local craftsmen and was hailed across the world for her top class design and engineering. The tragedy cast a cloud on our city and it says much for our resilience that we have found a way to deal with the loss, building a memorial garden and a new Titanic Quarter of which we can all be proud.”

Mr McMichael said: “The tranquility of the Titanic Memorial Gardens at Belfast City Hall continues to offer residents and visitors alike an opportunity to unite and consider the human tragedy associated with the loss of Titanic, not just for the relatives of those who were lost but for everyone locally. 

“The Belfast Titanic Society is proud to be associated with this annual Titanic commemoration in conjunction with Belfast City Council.”

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