A hundred years ago, the RMS Carpathia pulled into New York’s Pier 54 carrying 705 survivors of the Titanic disaster. Most of the survivors were women and children from first class. But Ida Straus, one of the wealthiest and possibly one of the oldest women on board, was not among them. Neither was her husband Isidor, owner of Macy’s and a former U.S. congressman. Not until the following day did eyewitnesses describe the “most remarkable exhibition of love and [d]evotion” shown by the couple in the chaos of that hellish night, a love and devotion that led to both their deaths.
Here lived Mr Harvey Collyer and his family who left Bishopstoke to make a new life in America on board the Titanic. He tragically lost his life when the ship sank on the 15th April 1912.