A Fulfilled Dream. Echo of the Loss of the Titanic

Torquay Directory

One of the stewards on board the Titanic was a son of the late organist and choirmaster of a church in Torquay. He leaves an aged widowed mother, who was dependent upon him. His sister narrates a strange dream. She says that for several nights prior to the disaster she dreamed of a wreck at sea. She saw people lowered into boats, persons struggling in the water, and a ship going round and round, and many other details which afterwards her husband saw narrated in the papers. The dream anticipated events in actual detail. The husband, who heard the story almost daily, said that he hoped nothing was going to happen to his brother-in-law at sea.

[Footnote. The organist mentioned has been confirmed as Percy Pook's father, Henry. He was the organist at St. Mark's, the parish church of Torwood. The family had lived at Park View Cottages and latterly St. Mark's Place, Torquay until the early/mid 1890's when the family moved to live in Plymouth. Henry Pook died in Plymouth on 5 November 1908. It is not known which sister was dreaming of the shipwreck.]

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