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Titanic letter intended for London up for auction

The envelope embossed with the White Star Line flag Credit: Henry Aldridge and Son

The only surviving letter believed to have been written on board Titanic is expected to fetch up to £100,000 when it goes under the hammer today. The letter was written by second class passenger Esther Hart to her mother in London just hours before the liner struck an iceberg.

The letter was written on Titanic stationary, intended for London Credit: Henry Aldridge and Son


Jack Phillips' part on the Titanic

A man began his life in Godalming, but died in the freezing waters of the Atlantic - a radio operator on 'Titanic' which sank one hundred years ago this weekend.

The history books tell us that Jack Phillips' part in the sinking is not a glorious one: after another ship warned icebergs had been seen in the area, it's thought Phillips never relayed the messages to the captain.

But Phil Bayles reports now on why his home town remembers Jack Phillips as a local hero.