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The House of Titanic Captain is for Sale in Hanley

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Reeds Rains estate agents in Hanley are proud to be marketing the sale of a 2 bedroom Victorian terrace house in Well Street, Hanley. What makes this property stand out is that it is the home in which Captain Edward John Smith was born, the captain of the Titanic. Captain Smith initially headed off to sea age 13 and progressed from ship’s boy to captain. Smith was captain of the Titanic on its maiden voyage, a voyage which saw the loss of an estimated 1,500 lives in 1912 when the ship struck an iceberg, sinking off the coast of Newfoundland.

Well Street Hanley former home of Captain Edward John Smith

The former home of Captain Edward John Smith is on the market for offers in the region of £79,500 and its history offers buyers the chance to own a property more unusual than most. The terrace house’s present owners bought the property originally after seeing it featured on the BBC news and attracted by its heritage purchased it as a buy to let investment. The owners hope to pass it on to a buyer who will appreciate the history of the property and make the most of its past.

Mr Bonner, aged 64, the present owner commented; "It's been fascinating to have had a connection to the Titanic story. It's certainly provided an interesting talking point over the years."

As well as its fascinating history and connection with the Titanic, the property offers practical features for those searching for a new home or a property investment. The terrace house has a lounge, kitchen/dining room, ground floor bathroom, two bedrooms and is on the market with no property chain. It is also close to Hanley town centre and local amenities.

Well Street in Hanley

Tabatha Cartlidge said; "The history of this property is likely to be the draw for potential buyers. We anticipate it may attract interest from across the world."

To find out more about the property please contact Reeds Rains estate agents in Hanley on 01782 204244 or by visiting the office at 17 Piccadilly in Hanley.

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