Harold Bride after the disaster

Paul Lee

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Are there any records of Harold Bride talking about the disaster in his later life? I ask because a few years ago I attended a pretty poor talk at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) in London, and Bride and Philips were brought up - the subject of the talk was about the wireless equipment on board the Titanic.
At the end, a member of the audience approached the speaker and told him that he had some connection with Bride- I think he went to a relative's school, and Bride would sometimes come in to give a talk on the subject. The lecture happened in 1998, so I am a bit hazy on the details, but I do recall that Bride wasn't the silent type as described in some books!

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Paul
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Inger Sheil

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G'day Paul -

That pretty much accords with what Jemma's contacts have told her about Bride. I don't know if she wants to go into detail here, but one man she spoke to - a family friend of the Brides in Scotland - remembers him bringing around material related to the disaster and talking about it.
 
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Paul - I have just added some material to his site (see the Obit section) including the details of the Blue Plaque that has been affixed to his old house in Kent.
In 1989 there was an excellent article on his later life the details are:
(From THS Commutator Volume 13, Number 2 1989).
Article entitled Harold Sidney Bride, Titanic Wireless Operator.
I hope that helps
Cheers Brian
 
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Jemma Hyder

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Hi Paul,

As Ing mentioned, none of the reports I have of Bride in later life correspond to him keeping silent about the disaster. There is a new Bride bio ready to go up on our site if it's of interest.

Jemma
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Inger Sheil

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Hrm...looks like we need to get those updates uploaded soon! Time to get onto the email and get some material scanned.
 
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Allison Lane

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Going through old threads for fun and ran across this--yes, Jemma and Inger, please get your new bio up somewhere for all to read?
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Can anyone supply me with the information as to how he died? I've looked around a fair bit and can't seem to find the information.

[Moderator's Note: This message, originally posted as a separate thread, has been moved to this pre-existing thread addressing Bride's post-Titanic life. MAB]