Daily Archives: April 20, 2012
Perhaps not the best possible taste?
I think it is probably safe to say that most people are aware that it is now 100 years since the Titanic hit that infamous iceberg and the results have been very well documented so there is no need for me to expand here. I am sure that most people also know that the Titanic was built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast before being taken to Southampton to start its maiden (and final) voyage.
I can’t help but wonder what the councillors of Antrim Borough Council were thinking when they used an inflatable sinking ship in one of their parks on this particular anniversary? The slide was among a number of facilities provided to entertain children in Lough Shore park last Sunday.
A number of people complained that the timing was in bad taste but in an official statement the council responded by saying that it had been provided by a private contractor and no offence had been intended.
Oh well, that’s alright then!