A friend of John White for many years,
David’s large personal archive of White Star Line artefacts is very
diverse and by combining their collections, they have truly made
“White Star Memories” exhibition the largest and finest in Europe!
David’s father and grandfathers
worked in the coalmines of East Northumberland; a tough environment,
but one that helped him develop a ‘strength of character’ that those
who know him appreciate.
studied music in Birmingham and is an accomplished violin and guitar
player. However, his career path took him into retailing &
management and he has worked for music companies and many
high-profile motor manufacturers.
David’s love of sports saw him play
rugby, squash and golf. He was also a county standard
middle-distance runner and has competed in many half and full
He is a renowned Titanic historian
and lectures regularly around Britain. Since 2006, following the
successful campaign to save Titanic’s tender, SS Nomadic, David has
worked for the Nomadic Charitable Trust as Project Manager and was
responsible for her opening to the public in Belfast, where she
attracted over 18,000 visitors in just 6 months; ably accompanied by
the “White Star Memories” exhibition!!