All aboard Titanic show

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A GLIMPSE into life on board doomed cruise liner the Titanic is being offered by Barnsley’s Cannon Hall Museum next Friday to mark the 99th anniversary of the disaster.

The museum is hosting an exhibition of costumes, historical documents and testimonies from survivors who travelled on the ship’s only voyage in April 1912.

Clothes suitable for first class passengers such as gowns and lingerie will give an insight into the luxurious conditions in which they travelled. For a contrast, outfits typical of second and third class travellers are also going on show.

The presentation will show how clothes highlighted status in Edwardian society, using costumes from North Yorkshire-based company The History Wardrobe.

The event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 from the museum or call 01226 790 270.