Belfast loses replica Titanic anchor bid to Dudley





Belfast is proud of having built the Titanic, but the city has lost out on one piece of maritime memorabilia to landlocked Dudley in the West Midlands.

A reproduction of the doomed boat's 16-tonne anchor was built during the making of a television programme, provisionally titled We Built Titanic, at a cost of about £50,000.

Steelworkers at a foundry in Sheffield forged a replica of what was at the time billed as "the biggest anchor in the world", based on the original plans.

The five-part series for Channel 4 and National Geographic involves reconstructing various elements of the ship, including cabins and the bow, showcasing the Edwardian craftsmanship and industrial processes which were involved....




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