Dave, I don't think it's a reprint. I saw it last night when I checked to see if the 1992 brochure was still available. The content is probably similar. I'm interested in getting a copy so I'll ask them.
My Dad (born 1919) used to refer to 2nd Engineer Hesketh as his uncle. My dad's sister (now in her 80's) tells me he was really a cousin of their father-another Harry Hesketh who lived in the Walton area of Liverpool and was an engine driver.I have seen the small display of Henry's bible and effects at the Liverpool Maritime Museum and I would love to hear of any surviving relatives please.
I'm not saying I definitely have a connection, but my family are all from the Liverpool area and surnames include Hesketh and Griffith. I've only just started my family tree on ancestry, so would be interesting to see if it is coincidence or not.
Hi Chris: Just wanted to say thanks for your dilligent research efforts. Just today I learned that the gentleman from Canada, who my recently deceased friend of Carson Art & Antiques, aquired the alleged *Hesketh* image from is first name of Herb. I searched in vain for a business card which had his last name penned...to no avail! I thought another avenue of approach may be to identify the sailors attire of which the lad is wearing?
Engineer John Henry Hesketh signed on to SS Afric on 13th April 1905 in Liverpool. He signed off from that voyage in mid August 1905. He was a 2nd Engineer, which means that he would have had 3 stripes on his cuff. It was not physically possible for him to have been anywhere near Sydenham, Kent, on the date which was written on the back of this picture. The crew list is from the Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.Merry X-Mas - I realize this attachment comes late in finding you, home for Christmas and my dearest Mother uploaded Mr. Hesketh. Enjoy!
Michael, I have sent you the Afric crew list but I'm posting it here because I don't want people to have any doubts. I was in contact with Herb Rickarts or Rickards some years ago because he was displaying the photograph on findagrave. On findagrave he mentioned the Hesketh family of Sydenham, Kent. There has never been any branch of our family there. I think he was constructing a provenence for the picture that he already intended to try and sell. He removed the picture from findagrave. When I found out that he'd sold the picture as being 'James' Hesketh of Titanic, I complained to findagrave and Herb Rickarts is no longer a contributer to that site that I'm aware of. Incidentally, Hesketh was first recorded inaccurately as 'James' in documents relating to the Titanic Relief Fund.Yep, Herb Rickarts. I know you bought in good faith.