A curious coincidence in Wycombe

Bucks Free Press

It is a curious coincidence that at the time the first news of the disaster to the Titanic was received at Wycombe some local gentlemen who were interested in the dimensions of the huge vessel were taking measurements in Wycombe High-street with a view to comparison. They found that the Titanic was longer than the street and considerably wider, while the Captain’s bridge was as high as the Church tower. This will give to local readers an idea of the enormous bulk of the ship and the tremendous force with which such a mass, travelling at perhaps 20 miles an hour, must have struck the iceberg.

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Transcribed by Rebecca Jobes Gurney

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