Schoolgirl's bid to honour Barmouth's Titanic hero

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A schoolgirl has launched a campaign to create a memorial to Titanic hero Harold Lowe in his home town.

Maddie Matthews, 15, of Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, was shocked to learn Barmouth has no plaque to mark the sailor's efforts to rescue survivors.

Fifth Officer Lowe, played by Hollywood actor Ioan Gruffudd in the 1997 film, rowed a lifeboat back to pull four people from the freezing water.

Maddie wants the memorial up in time for the tragedy's centenary in 2012....

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