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Blue plaque tribute to Chorley's high-ranking Titanic survivor
A BLUE PLAQUE has been unveiled on the gates of a high school to commemorate Lancashire man who was the highestranking survivor of the Titanic disaster Charles Lightoller the son of mill owners grew up at Yarrow House Chorley on the site later occupied Albany Science College He was 38 at the time of the ships maiden voyage and was Second Officer On the night of April 14 1912 he commanded the last bridge watch before the ships collision with an iceberg