Meeting to honour Barmouth's Titanic hero Harold Lowe

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A sailor who helped rescue passengers from the Titanic is the subject of a renewed campaign in his home town.

Records show Fifth Officer Harold Lowe was in the only lifeboat that went back to the sinking ship to rescue people from freezing waters in April 1912.

He was hailed a hero on his return to Barmouth, Gwynedd where it is hoped a plaque will be mounted next year.

Mr Lowe's grandson, John Lowe, 68, is to attend a meeting to discuss hopes for a memorial.

On 15 April 1912, Lowe dispersed the occupants of his lifeboat among the other boats, and rowed back towards the sinking Titanic, managing to rescue four people still alive in the water....

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