Empress of Ireland at sea

The Empress of Ireland—Canada’s Titanic

When the RMS Empress of Ireland sank in 1914, more passengers lost their lives than on Titanic – yet few have heard of the tragedy. Our speaker reveals the story of the sinking – and three families from Dorset and Somerset that were affected. Illustrated by postcards and photographs, this talk remembers a forgotten tragedy. 

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members. Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will emailed in advance. Booking ends one day before event. 

To join in this branch meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting.  The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact booking@berksfhs.org.uk .


Tue 28 Nov


Zoom doors open 19:15
19:30 - 21:30


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Windsor Branch Webinar
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Windsor Branch - Berkshire FHS


  • Helen Baggott
    Helen Baggott
    Freelance editor & writer

    Helen Baggott is a freelance editor, writer and speaker. For as long as she can remember, she has loved writing and the research that goes with it.