Saturday, 7 July 2012


The Titanic a ship with a history that is well reported, does have a connection to Dewsbury that is maybe not all that well reported, and it is to this church St Marks,  that is the link , for it was Wallace Hartley who was a musician on board the ship, I think maybe the Band Master, he was a  resident of West Park Street where this church is situated in Dewsbury on Halifax Road, and  he was also the Choir master at the Church. It is claimed that Wallace Hartley said he would either play "Nearer my God to thee" or " O God our help in ages past" if he was ever on a sinking ship.