Message in a bottle mystery as 'Titanic' letter found on Southbourne beach

Message in a bottle mystery as 'Titanic' letter found on beach

FIND: Diana Parkes with daughter Gracie and the note

DETAIL: The note

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A FAMILY has been left with mystery on its hands after discovering a message in a bottle washed up on Southbourne beach.

Diana Parkes was walking her dog Juno early in the morning when she discovered the corked bottle.

It contained a note concerning the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago and in particular the fate of movie characters Jack and Rose, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the 1997 blockbuster.

She said: “We were walking along the beach and I saw it on the sand, half covered, half buried. I picked it up and was interested to see what was inside it.

“I almost didn’t want to open it because it was someone else’s property. It was slightly damp inside and we had to use tweezers to take it out.”

The note, signed ‘Love Asia Krzewska’, is headed ‘Dear Ocean’ and reads, complete with spelling mistakes: “I love you more than eagels. Than animals. More than sunshine. But I cannot believe what you did to Titanic.

“All I’m asking is for you to free Rose and Jack please I’m begging you. And if you can please free a poor child, I really whant (sic) to see them, I love them so much’.

Diana added: “You can just imagine that the child has seen Titanic and thought that those people are real. It could have washed up from anywhere, either miles away or it could have been put in the sea by someone just down the road.”

Back at their home nearby, 11-year-old daughter Gracie was interested to see what her mum had found.

She said: “It’s a really sweet story and it’s exciting. They have spelled a few things wrong, so I think they might be about eight or 10 years old.”

  • Do you know who wrote the letter? If so, contact reporter Steven Smith on 01202 411344.

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6:03pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Cosmic Crusader says...

Another ground breaking story from the Echo!
Another ground breaking story from the Echo! Cosmic Crusader
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7:28pm Wed 21 Nov 12

rotcoddam says...

is this sad remnant of what was once a newspaper really so totally bankrupt of any news gathering abilities. This is even less then the constant reports of chip pan and waste paper basket fires.
is this sad remnant of what was once a newspaper really so totally bankrupt of any news gathering abilities. This is even less then the constant reports of chip pan and waste paper basket fires. rotcoddam
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7:42pm Wed 21 Nov 12

baylin says...

utter rubbish story.
utter rubbish story. baylin
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7:59pm Wed 21 Nov 12

djkent says...

its better than most stories in here its always the same people slagging off the echo u chose to come on here if you dont like it then why waste your time commenting and moaning
its better than most stories in here its always the same people slagging off the echo u chose to come on here if you dont like it then why waste your time commenting and moaning djkent
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8:13pm Wed 21 Nov 12

twynham says...

It may have been from Sting on a bad day.
.
Throw it back just in case!
It may have been from Sting on a bad day. . Throw it back just in case! twynham
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8:34pm Wed 21 Nov 12

The Renegade Master says...

Taxi for Toby Maguire....... collect your P45 from reception on the way out.

Welcome back Neal Butterworth... a proper Editor. Well us readers can dream can't we? This publication is plumbing the depths since he was forced out to save a few quid.
Will the last person employed by Newsquest turn the lights out on Richmond Hill when you go please. Thanks.
Taxi for Toby Maguire....... collect your P45 from reception on the way out. Welcome back Neal Butterworth... a proper Editor. Well us readers can dream can't we? This publication is plumbing the depths since he was forced out to save a few quid. Will the last person employed by Newsquest turn the lights out on Richmond Hill when you go please. Thanks. The Renegade Master
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9:20pm Wed 21 Nov 12

GAHmusic says...

rotcoddam wrote:
is this sad remnant of what was once a newspaper really so totally bankrupt of any news gathering abilities. This is even less then the constant reports of chip pan and waste paper basket fires.
I wish that was what the note said
[quote][p][bold]rotcoddam[/bold] wrote: is this sad remnant of what was once a newspaper really so totally bankrupt of any news gathering abilities. This is even less then the constant reports of chip pan and waste paper basket fires.[/p][/quote]I wish that was what the note said GAHmusic
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10:34pm Wed 21 Nov 12

typ nowhere says...

Do you know who wrote the letter? If so, contact reporter Steven Smith on 01202 411344.
Yes I know, it was written by Asia Krzewska.
Do you know who wrote the letter? If so, contact reporter Steven Smith on 01202 411344. Yes I know, it was written by Asia Krzewska. typ nowhere
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11:36pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Derf says...

I think the Echo want to trace her so they can hire her as a proof reader
I think the Echo want to trace her so they can hire her as a proof reader Derf
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7:12am Thu 22 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

djkent wrote:
its better than most stories in here its always the same people slagging off the echo u chose to come on here if you dont like it then why waste your time commenting and moaning
well said, do people not get that to fill a whole paper it takes all sorts of stories, and sorry we dont live in a major city with knife crime, roberies etc everyday to fill the pages! Maybe they forget they are to tight to go and actually buy the paper, and are complaining about the free paper they get on line. If you dont like it people sod off and read something else
[quote][p][bold]djkent[/bold] wrote: its better than most stories in here its always the same people slagging off the echo u chose to come on here if you dont like it then why waste your time commenting and moaning[/p][/quote]well said, do people not get that to fill a whole paper it takes all sorts of stories, and sorry we dont live in a major city with knife crime, roberies etc everyday to fill the pages! Maybe they forget they are to tight to go and actually buy the paper, and are complaining about the free paper they get on line. If you dont like it people sod off and read something else tricky1007
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7:20am Thu 22 Nov 12

Lord Spring says...

twynham wrote:
It may have been from Sting on a bad day.
.
Throw it back just in case!
No, hand it to The Police.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: It may have been from Sting on a bad day. . Throw it back just in case![/p][/quote]No, hand it to The Police. Lord Spring
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8:33am Thu 22 Nov 12

whataboutthat says...

...and sorry we dont live in a major city with knife crime, roberies etc everyday to fill the pages!...
The best reason for it to go weekly and to fill it with proper news instead of charity drives and meetings of X Rotarians etc.. Then I might buy a copy.
...and sorry we dont live in a major city with knife crime, roberies etc everyday to fill the pages!... The best reason for it to go weekly and to fill it with proper news instead of charity drives and meetings of X Rotarians etc.. Then I might buy a copy. whataboutthat
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9:11am Thu 22 Nov 12

Chriswood says...

Obviously a spoof letter. We used to do the same in the Navy, chuck messages in bottles over the side. A shipmate of mine got a reply from a Norwegian girl and dated her for some years...........!
Obviously a spoof letter. We used to do the same in the Navy, chuck messages in bottles over the side. A shipmate of mine got a reply from a Norwegian girl and dated her for some years...........! Chriswood
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9:39am Thu 22 Nov 12

Hector2004 says...

"She said: “It’s a really sweet story and it’s exciting. They have spelled a few things wrong, so I think they might be about eight or 10 years old.”

Isn't it more likely it was writen by a bored Bournmouth Echo scribe....
"She said: “It’s a really sweet story and it’s exciting. They have spelled a few things wrong, so I think they might be about eight or 10 years old.” Isn't it more likely it was writen by a bored Bournmouth Echo scribe.... Hector2004
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9:55am Thu 22 Nov 12

The Seasider says...

Good grief people, calm down! Its a nice story, seriously cant you remember what it was like being a child? Imagine the excitement finding a message in a bottle on the beach....

'News' doesnt require that the story must be about tragedy, death, failure etc. Sometimes something good, pleasant, unusual or funny happens. Deal with it folks! Being so anti good-news stories just brings out the grouch in you!
Good grief people, calm down! Its a nice story, seriously cant you remember what it was like being a child? Imagine the excitement finding a message in a bottle on the beach.... 'News' doesnt require that the story must be about tragedy, death, failure etc. Sometimes something good, pleasant, unusual or funny happens. Deal with it folks! Being so anti good-news stories just brings out the grouch in you! The Seasider
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10:29am Thu 22 Nov 12

elite50 says...

The Seasider wrote:
Good grief people, calm down! Its a nice story, seriously cant you remember what it was like being a child? Imagine the excitement finding a message in a bottle on the beach....

'News' doesnt require that the story must be about tragedy, death, failure etc. Sometimes something good, pleasant, unusual or funny happens. Deal with it folks! Being so anti good-news stories just brings out the grouch in you!
But, If the spelling was roight............!
[quote][p][bold]The Seasider[/bold] wrote: Good grief people, calm down! Its a nice story, seriously cant you remember what it was like being a child? Imagine the excitement finding a message in a bottle on the beach.... 'News' doesnt require that the story must be about tragedy, death, failure etc. Sometimes something good, pleasant, unusual or funny happens. Deal with it folks! Being so anti good-news stories just brings out the grouch in you![/p][/quote]But, If the spelling was roight............! elite50
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11:03am Thu 22 Nov 12

buickboy says...

Lighten up all you miserable little people knocking this story- it's just a little 'human interest' report, I for one think it makes a refreshing change from all the doom and gloom
Lighten up all you miserable little people knocking this story- it's just a little 'human interest' report, I for one think it makes a refreshing change from all the doom and gloom buickboy
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11:03am Thu 22 Nov 12

buickboy says...

Lighten up all you miserable little people knocking this story- it's just a little 'human interest' report, I for one think it makes a refreshing change from all the doom and gloom
Lighten up all you miserable little people knocking this story- it's just a little 'human interest' report, I for one think it makes a refreshing change from all the doom and gloom buickboy
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12:30pm Thu 22 Nov 12

portia6 says...

Message in a bottle and a life on the
open waves! Got to be better than
reading about another murder! I see
no ships, only hardships!
Message in a bottle and a life on the open waves! Got to be better than reading about another murder! I see no ships, only hardships! portia6
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12:30pm Thu 22 Nov 12

portia6 says...

Message in a bottle and a life on the
open waves! Got to be better than
reading about another murder! I see
no ships, only hardships!
Message in a bottle and a life on the open waves! Got to be better than reading about another murder! I see no ships, only hardships! portia6
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7:06pm Thu 22 Nov 12

weevie says...

That would have been the promenade cycling hooded foxes -chucking their rubbish everywhere, never a thought for us. I blame the communists.
That would have been the promenade cycling hooded foxes -chucking their rubbish everywhere, never a thought for us. I blame the communists. weevie
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