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Great-grandson to attend Stead memorial event

Great-grandchilden of William Thomas Stead will attend the Chartered Institute of Journalists centennial memorial event this coming Sunday, 15 April. Stead died on the Titanic when it sank on April 15, 1912.

Mr Richard Stead, a great-grandson, has accepted the Insitute’s invitation to take part in the wreath-laying ceremony. He said his sister and several other great-grandchildren – some of whom have come from Australia – will also be present.

The Institute’s wreath will be laid on Stead’s memorial located on the Embankment, at 10am this Sunday. The memorial is directly opposite the Temple tube station’s Embankment exit and all Institute members are invited to attend.

Other representatives of organisations interested in W T Stead’s heritage have also indicated that they will join the Institute at the ceremony. The Institute’s memorial was raised through a collection of ‘shillings and half-crowns’ from journalists around the world.