Jack Phillips, the RMS Titanic and Godalming Museum Local Studies Library

Ellis Martin's portrait of  John George (Jack) Phillips, 1887 - 1912, Godalming Museum and Godalming Town Council Collection.

Ellis Martin’s portrait of John George (Jack) Phillips, 1887 – 1912, Godalming Museum and Godalming Town Council Collection.

Ellis Martin’s portrait of Jack Phillips, commissioned by Godalming Grammar School after the tragedy, is on display in The People’s Gallery at Godalming Museum.

At Godalming Museum Local Studies Library you can study publications on the Titanic, including a facsimile of the 1972 page report of the formal investigation of the sinking in 1912. The library collection includes images of, and information about, the Phillips Memorial in Godalming, which was designed by Hugh Thackeray Turner, with the gardens laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. The Post Office Telegraph messages sent to the Phillips family from the Marconi Company after Jacks death can be seen. Godalming Museum Local Studies Library is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm-4pm or by prior arrangement.

You can learn about local people connected with Jack Phillips. You can read about two local people from Witley who were on board the Titanic. Lucy Snape, a stewardess, who lost her life, and Walter Henry Nichols, a steward who survived.

There was an exhibition in Godalming Museum from the 6th March 2011 until the 12th May 2012 marking the centenary of the loss of the Titanic,and Jack Phillips, the Chief Wireless Telegraphist who grew up in Farncombe.

School Loan Boxes about Titanic and Jack Phillips are available.
Links: The RMS Titanic Radio Page http://www.qsl.net/ik2wsj/Titanic_radiopage.html

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John Young is a volunteer working for the Museum with a considerable interest in Jack Phillips, and all aspects of Godalming history. He would be very glad to hear from you if you have any information relating to these subjects, or if you have any questions about the article.He is available for talks and slide shows.

Click here to find out more about the early life of Jack Phillips.

Click here to continue the story of Jack Phillips on the RMS Titanic.

Read about the Phillips Memorial in Godalming.

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