18 July 2012

Safer to Talk on the Phone

Reported this day in 1946:


The identity of the man who jumped overboard from the Red Funnel steamer, Duchess of Cornwall, about a mile off Cowes last night when the steamer was on her way from the Isle of Wight to Southampton, has been established as Thomas Heron, 21, of Meaburn-st., Liverpool. He was employed as a telephone operator in the liner Queen Mary.

One of the passengers said that he saw a man dive over the side of the steamer after talking to a girl.

- The Daily Mail


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