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Titanic violin sold for £900,000

A violin believed to have been played as the Titanic sank in 1912 has been sold at auction for almost £1 million.

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Titanic violin sells for £900,000 at auction

The violin sold for £900,000 this afternoon. Credit: ITV News West Country

A violin, believed to have been played as the Titanic sunk, has been sold at auction in Devizes for £900,000.

Bidding started at just £50. It eventually sold for three times the guide price after fierce bidding from two buyers. The winner is unknown.

The auction room in Devizes today. Credit: ITV News West Country


Titanic violin expected to make thousands at auction

An auction is taking place in Devizes tomorrow that is attracting worldwide attention. Up for sale is a violin which - is claimed - to have been played as the Titanic sank. It is likely to become the most expensive piece of memorabilia from the ship.

For years the instrument was left in an attic. It is broken and can't be played, but is expected to fetch more than two hundred thousand pounds Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has been to see it.

Titanic violin for sale in Wiltshire

A violin that belonged to the leader of the band that played as the Titanic sank is expected to sell for a record breaking sum when it's auctioned in Devizes this weekend.

It was recently confirmed to be genuine when it was scanned at a hospital near Swindon. It's expected to be the most expensive single item to be sold at Henry Aldridge & Son auction house.

Violin from The Titanic Credit: ITV News West Country


Massive display of the 'original crown jewels' in Devizes

Bronze age relics: (l to r) a belt hook, gold lozenge, and copper dagger. Credit: ITV News/Rob Murphy

The largest-ever collection of early Bronze Age gold ever to be put together has gone on display for the first time today. The artefacts date from the 'golden age' of Stonehenge: 3000 to 2000 BC. The exhibition features 500 objects and can be viewed at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.

A close-up of the lozenge. Credit: ITV News/Rob Murphy

Man's body pulled from canal

A body has been found in the canal in Devizes between London Road and the Wharf.

Police say a man aged in his 50s was pulled from the water but declared dead shortly afterwards.

It's not being treated as suspicious and next of kin have been informed.


Jailed man: 'I don't want to be this bad person anymore'

Defence lawyer Anne Ellery read a statement from Robert Newman to the court.

It said:

I don't want to be this bad person any more. I just want to get on with my life and do good.

I want to stand before you and say I am sorry and I just want to be back with my family.

Newman, wearing a black coat and shirt, remained emotionless as he was led to the cells.

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