An Ashtead Victim Safe against anything but an iceberg

Surrey Advertiser and County Times

Another Surrey passenger on the Titanic was Mr. George H. Hunt, head-gardener at Ashtead Park. Mr. Hunt, who has for about four years been working in Philadelphia as head-gardener on a large estate, and who has a wife and two children living in that city, had been on a visit of some five or six weeks to his father. He came to England on the Oceanic, and had intended to return by the same boat, but the Oceanic smashed her propellers recently, and Mr. Hunt's berth was accordingly transferred to the Titanic. Mr. Hunt was talking a day or two before he left England to Mr. Harry Johnson, of the Post Office at Ashtead, and it is curious to know that in the course of the conversation about the ship Mr. Hunt said: 'It's just as safe as crossing on dry land, so long as she doesn't strike an iceberg''. Mrs. Hunt, who with her two children, is in Philadelphia, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holder, of Ashtead, Surrey.

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