The late Mr R.C. Coleridge

[Communion flagon presented in memory of Titanic victim]

Peterborough Standard

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At Hartford church on Sunday afternoon, a flagon for use at Communion was presented in memory of the late Mr R.C. Coleridge, who perished on the Titanic.  

The flagon, which is of solid silver, was given in the name of the church lads' brigades of Wisbech, Haverhill, and Hartford, and the Hartford Troop of Boy Scouts, with which the late Mr Coleridge was prominently identified.  

The Hartford Troop of Boy Scouts attended in full uniform, and among the congregation were the father and two sisters of the late Mr coverage.

The flagon was presented at the altar by Messrs. Bell (Wisbech C.L.B.1), Jarvis (Harverhill [sic] C.L.B.), R.A. Watts (Hartford C.L.B.) And assistant scout master Miles (Hartford Boy Scouts).

Mr Bell stated the object of the presentation, and the flagon was handed to the vicar by Mr Jarvis.

During the service the hymn "On the Resurrection Morning," and "Just as I am" were sung.

The vicar, in his address, impressed the importance of duty, and spoke of Mr Coleridge as an outstanding example of one who recognised his duty to his follows [sic]. The flagon will bear a suitable inscription.2

  1. Church Lads Brigade
  2. The flagon and a silver cruet set also in Memory of Reginald Coleridge, are now at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

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