The violin that played at the titanic sank in 1912 has sold at auction for £900,000. It belonged to Wallace Hartley from Colne in Lancashire.
The violin that was played as the Titanic sank in 1912 will be auctioned off tomorrow.
It was played by Wallace Hartley from Colne in Lancashire who was the band leader. He sadly died along with 1500 others as the ship went down.
It went on public display yesterday and is expected to fetch in excess of £300,000 which makes it the most expensive piece of memorabilia from the doomed vessel.
A letter written to his parents by the bandmaster of the Titanic who played as the ship sank will be sold at auction this afternoon.
Wallace Hartley, 33, who was from Colne, is famous for playing on with his band as the ship sank to try and help calm the frightened passengers.
A letter he wrote to his parents on White Star Line headed paper on the day the Titanic set sail will go under the hammer in Wiltshire this afternoon.
Experts say it could fetch up to £60,000.
The Titanic cruise liner left Southampton on 10 April 1912. She floundered in the Atlantic Ocean two days later, with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.**
A letter written by the bandmaster of the Titanic who played as the ship sank is to be sold at auction. Experts say it could reach £50,000 - £60,000
Wallace Hartley, 33, from Colne is famous for playing on with his band as the ship sank to try and calm the frightened passengers.
A letter he wrote to his parents on the day the Titanic set sail will be sold at auction in Wiltshire this afternoon.
It is thought up to 40,000 mourners lined the streets of Colne for Wallace Hartley's funeral.
Events are being held in Colne today to mark the 100th anniversary of Wallace Hartley's funeral.
He was the bandmaster on board the Titanic. His was the only musician's body to be recovered after the disaster.
A funeral walk will leave from Bethel Church in the town at 10.30am.
There will also be a memorial service at his graveside at 1.30pm.
Call Colne Library on 01282 871155 for more details.