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Offline mikeA

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Re: The Leysdown Tragedy.
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2014, 21:17:57 »
Hi! I`m new to this site, and related to coastguard Oliver Sharp, my mum's maiden name was Sharp and she told me about this sad event.
Hi Smiffar, have just found this site , if you still read the comments Oliver Sharp probably saved my Grandad Patrick Taylor who was on the boat. Sydney Marsh the scoutmaster became my mothers Godfather. This family would love to know where his last resting place is.
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 12:51:13 »
Thanks for that Paul.  Shame the Archives name covered a lot of it. :(
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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2013, 21:44:51 »
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2012, 19:17:53 »
There are several places on the forum I think that have some details, but see if this link helps.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~puxty/scouts_disaster.htm
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Re: The Leysdown Tragedy.
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 22:54:14 »
I wonder, does anyone on here know where the accident happened? I have been told before it was Warden Point, outside Sea Horse and also been told, outside the coastguard houses??? Which is right if any, and where were the coastguard houses please? thanks.

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Re: The Leysdown Tragedy.
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012, 12:33:25 »
I`m going to the island later in the year as I still have a lot of family there, and will be laying flowers at the memorial in Leysdown for the boys from us as Oliver's family, he was my great grandad. I and the rest of the family are incredibly proud of him and the other men for what they did. Whatever became of the boy Schofield he nursed I wonder???

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Re: The Leysdown Tragedy.
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2012, 20:19:03 »
Welcome to the forum smiffar.  Yes it was a very sad event wasn't it?
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Re: The Leysdown Tragedy.
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 19:09:04 »
Hi! I`m new to this site, and related to coastguard Oliver Sharp, my mum's maiden name was Sharp and she told me about this sad event.

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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2011, 12:58:08 »
Thanks :)
I looked and the building wasn`t there in 1912 so it can`t be true.
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2011, 12:13:51 »
I've recently been informed that the recovered bodies were laid out in what is now the Seahorse?
Was the building there in 1912 and could it be possible instead of the Coastguard station?

Or just another story? .....

They were laid out in the Leysdown Coastguard Station Paul.  If you click on the link on my post further up this page, the information came from The Times.  The article from the Daily Mirror above, also mentions that they were transferred to the ship from Leysdown Coastguard Station.

Hope that helps.  :)
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2011, 01:37:13 »
The Leysdown Tragedy Centenary.

"In 2012, the friends of Nunhead cemetery, St Johns Walworth, Southwark council and surviving relatives, plan to commemorate this tragedy in its centenary year."

"We hope to have a service here in the chapel and at the graveside where the boys are buried. It was one of the biggest funerals ever seen in south London."
"The memorial in Leysdown is in a cemetery at the top of a hill overlooking where the accident happened. It would be wonderful if we could arrange some sort of ceremony there next year as well."   Rex Batton of the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery.

For contact address see-http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=67764

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Re: The Leysdown Tragedy.
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011, 12:55:13 »
I've recently been informed that the recovered bodies were laid out in what is now the Seahorse?
Was the building there in 1912 and could it be possible instead of the Coastguard station?

Or just another story? .....
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011, 20:08:32 »
Great stuff :)
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