Barbara West

Andrew Maheux

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Hi,

Isint it Barbara West Dainton's birthday today?

She turns 91. Happy Birthday!!!
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How is she by the way, anyone with updates?

Thanks,

Andrew Maheux
 

Tony Sheils

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It does indeed appear to be Barbara (West) Dainton's 91st birthday today, according to the copy of her birth certificate as an ET document. Her ET biography seems to be in error in this respect.

Her present address may be in Truro rather than in Plymouth. If this is confirmed, then her biography also needs to be updated to take account of this.

I hope she remains in good health, and I add my best wishes. I knew her sister (Constance Miriam) when I was at junior school in the 1940s.
 
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Of the three remaining survivors, Milvena Dean has spoken many times about Titanic, Lillian Asplund has spoken with some TI people about the sinking- but what about Barbara West? Has she given interviews?
Does she remeber the sinking?

regards


Tarn Stephanos
 

John Clifford

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Tarn,
Ms. West was only a year older than Millvina, so she would not have remembered the voyage, very well.

I think she might have sent a note to some in BTS, but has never, to my knowledge, discussed Titanic; nor does she wish to.
 
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Hi-
I know Barbara West hasn't/ does not wish to discuss the Titanic, but are there any photos of her around? Either from the time of the disaster or more recent. I've always been a little curious as to what she looks like.
Darren
 

Tony Sheils

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I am not aware of any photo of Barbara (West) Dainton being available. It is unfortunate being that she is one of the few survivors still alive today. I knew her elder sister, Miriam, for a few years back in the late 1940s.
 
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Her photo was published in the British Titanic Society's Atlantic Daily Bulletin a couple of years ago. Maybe Brian Ticehurst could get you a copy of that back issue.
 

John Clifford

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Mauro, Brian T. would have any news about this.
If he does not confirm this, then I will presume it is not true.
 

Mauro Zungri

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If it is what me supuce what happens is that they arrived but from 20 email confirming this bad news to me
Thank you very much
 
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Rumours of Barbara West Dainton's passing have been "exaggetated" on several occasions to put a polite spiun on it. Unless you hear it from a reliable source with confirmation, I wouldn't believe it. Especially if it comes in by way of e-mail.
 
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I wonder why people feel the need to start a rumour that someone has died anyway. Mrs. Dainton is 95 years old so its not going to be a shock when she does pass away. However, until this lady does, people should have more respect for the living.
 

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I think the story originated from careless media reports. Millvina Dean has sometimes been referred to as the last survivor, implying that Barbara West had died. Much the same happened when Lillian Asplund died. She was called the last survivor when she was only the last American survivor.
 

Dave Gittins

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Here's the passage in question, from the BBC no less!

"Millvina Dean, the last British survivor of the disaster which killed more than 1,500 people, spoke out after a BBC television programme discovered a porthole from the boat for sale for 20,000 pounds (30,000 euros, 38,000 dollars)."

"Boat" to boot!
 
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Well for some reason the media in England has been saying that Millvina is the last British Titanic survivor for years now so I don't think this is where this new rumour has started.
 
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For those of you who have wondered what Mrs. Dainton looks like, this is the only photograph you will find on the internet For some reason, she let this photo of her self appear in the Atlantic Daily Bulletin a couple of years ago. Currently, its on a French website. I wonder if they got permission to use this photo.
http://perso.orange.fr/titanic/images2/west.jpg
 
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João Carlos Pereira Martins

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When Lillian Asplund died in May I was surfing on Net when I read: "Last Titanic survivor dies at the age of 99". Everybody was making comments, saying how sad it was, I had to post a comment to inform that she was the last American survivor but not the last in the World and that two English ladies were also survivors of the sinking.

Regards, João
 
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Dear All - There was a report in the Daily Mirror today the Mrs. West had passed away.
Due to previous wrong announcements - I checked and received the following.
May the lady rest in peace.
Regards Brian



Hello Brian

Yes, I'm afraid Mrs. West died on October 16 and her funeral took place at
Truro Cathedral on Monday.

There was talk of the family issuing a press release but I don't believe
this has happened. I believe Mrs. West insisted her death be kept a secret
until after the funeral.

I'm sorry if that is not a lot of help.

Nick Webster
Daily Mirror Features
Tel: 020 7293 3947 and 07711 382790
nick.webster@mirror.co.uk