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The Odell Titanic Album

Lily Odell, Kate Odell, Jack Odell, Richard May and Stanley May were all travelling together. Jack was eleven at the time and he and Kate brought along their cameras. Kate took a large number of photos, one of which was one of the last known photographs of the Titanic as they were on the tender going to Queenstown.

The group travelled to Southampton on the Boat Train where they boarded the Titanic for the voyage to Queenstown. The family had booked three 1st Class Suites on B-Deck. They consisted of two large rooms with windows and a small inside room. Jack probably occupied the smaller inside cabin while Kate, Lily and Richard and Stanley had the two connecting window rooms.

Upon arrival in Queenstown they intended to take a tour of Ireland and they had booked a motor for this purpose.

After leaving Titanic they drove to Cork in their hire car and stayed overnight and started their tour.

Herbert Odell was Jack's father and Lily's wife. He was a fish merchant and they worked at Billingsgate Fish Market. They lived in London in a large five bedroom Victorian house. Jack went to school there and left at thirteen and attended a boys’ school in Switzerland for a few months. Jack's father did not go on the holiday as he was away on business in Birmingham.

To get home they took another sea crossing to Swansea and took another train back to London. When they arrived back, they attended the church service at St. Paul's Cathedral.

The Odell Pictures :  A selection of pictures from the Odell album

Titanic New York Incident
As the Titanic leaves Southampton her was causes the New York to come away from her moorings and drift towards the liner.
Titanic New York Incident
The liner to the left is the Oceanic.  The stern of the New York edges towards the Titanic
Titanic New York Incident
Disaster is narrowly avoided by tugs which haul the smaller vessel downstream.
Titanic New York Incident
After a short delay the voyage resumes
Titanic Crew
An unidentified crewman on the promenade deck.  Jack Odell is seen to the right of the frame
Titanic funnell
The Titanic's third and fourth funnels
Odell Family on Titanic
The family pose for Kate: Richard, Lily, Stanley and Jack.
Jack Odell Titanic
Jack Odell on the raised roof above the first class lounge
Titanic Side
The family disembark.  Kate snaps the immense side of the ship
Titanic at Queenstown
The tender leaves Titanic
Titanic
One of the last pictures of the Titanic
Odell Motor Trip to Ireland
The family continue their motor trip

All photos courtesy of the Odell family (via John Atkinson / "Brian Odell")


 

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  1. larryatmanda

    larryatmanda said:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful personal family photos with the public. So interesting!

  2. SUPERIOR08

    SUPERIOR08 said:

    BRIAN ODELL--IF YOU SEE THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME---I HAVE INFO ON ANOTHER TITANIC SURVIVOR--WILLING TO SWAP PHOTOS

  3. TREVOR BAXTER

    TREVOR BAXTER said:

    Brian Odell, would you know where the family are buried please, i am trying to locate Titanic grave sites and memorials any iformation would be appreciated.

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