Accrington training group seeks to sell rare Titanic memorabilia

An East Lancashire training group are looking to sell their rare collection of Titanic memorabilia and are only asking for serious offers over £10,000.

The North Lancs training group headquarters at Bradshawgate House in Accrington has an unusual conference room, housing rare Titanic memorabilia.

But before a complete renovation of the premises, the general managers are looking to sell the treasure or donate the objects to a museum.

The meeting room is filled with wood paneling and contains a replica of the Titanic’s mahogany captain’s table (one of only 50 ever made), chairs, a sideboard, a replica of the Titanic itself and a teaspoon, among other unusual memories.

NLTG Managing Director Gareth Lindsay said: “The Conference Hall is a wonderful tribute to the Titanic, however, we believe it is time to move the exhibits to a good location as we invest in and renovate our premises.

“Perhaps there are relatives of those involved who would like to own a piece of history, or we are willing to donate it to a museum.

“We are looking for financial offers over £10,000 due to the scarcity of parts we have, and we have quite a few.

“We are also willing to donate to a museum if they will be on public display – it is not possible to allow people to view our lecture hall, and that would give the pieces a proper next chapter in their existence.

“We also have many smaller items, including limited edition replica prints, which we will make available by separate negotiation to allow people to pick up a smaller piece from the collection.

“If anyone would like to make an offer or inquire please contact us. We would love to see them go to a great house.”

The North Lancs Training Group, which offers apprenticeships, internships, courses and recruitment services, came to own such items after the original makers of the captain’s table – Gilbert Logan and Sons – became a member company of the group.

At the time, NLTG’s managing director decided to commemorate the strength of Gilbert Logan and Sons in the furniture industry by theming the company’s new board room in commemoration of the Titanic.

East Lancashire has many close ties to the Titanic tragedy, which happened on April 14, 1912.

There are said to be more than 100 Lancashire-based staff who were on board, including conductor Wallace Hartley who was from Colne.

North Lancs Training Group can be contacted on 01254 395355 or email [email protected] – serious inquiries welcome.

More information about NLTG apprenticeships can be found on their website or by calling their recruitment team on 01254 395355.

Vacancies are available in all fields, including business administration, catering and hospitality, customer service, digital marketing, furniture trades, digital IT support and retail.

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