The Auction House of Bridport, sale date 29th May 2015, Lot 186
An important 18ct gold open-faced pocket watch by Clifford Lupton, Cornhill, London 1878 being a presentation piece to the engineer who raised the paddle steamer S.S. Edith which sank after a collision with the Duchess of Sutherland off Holyhead in 1875. Attached to the watch is a 9ct gold fob & key. The inscription to the inner case reads "To Druitt Halpin Esq. engineer of the Victorian Craving Dock Co. from the London & North Western Railway Co. in recognition of skill & energy displayed - amidst much difficulty and anxiety- in successfully raising their steamer "Edith" sunk off Holyhead Sept 1875 - February 1878.
No, not suggesting it should be in the LNWRS Archives, but wanted to record its existence somewhere!
See http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/comm ... -steamship
Put SS Edith into Google and there's some in testing pictures!
All the best