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Elvis Presley memorabilia sells for big money in Wiltshire

A pair of pyjamas worn by Elvis Presley has sold at auction in Wiltshire for £8,000.

They were worn by the singer during a hospital stay in Memphis in 1977.

They were worn by the singer during a hospital stay in Memphis in 1977. Credit: Henry Aldridge & Son

They're one of a number of Elvis-related lots that have gone under the hammer in Devizes.

The first record contract he ever signed with the William Morris Agency in 1956 also sold for £37,000.

Police search for missing 31-year-old woman

Wiltshire Police are trying to find a missing 31-year-old woman. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of a woman who is missing from the Devizes area.

Rhianne Hanford, who also goes by the name of Cammy Barker-Smith, 31, was last seen in the town on June 23.

She is described as slim, with long auburn hair and is believed to have been carrying a small, white handbag containing a passport and bank card.

She is originally from London but does have links to the Avon and Somerset area.

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Titanic coat sells for twice estimated price in Wiltshire auction

A fur coat owned by a first class stewardess on the Titanic has sold for a huge £150,000 at auction.

The coat worn by Mabel Bennett went for more than double its expected price at the sale at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes.

It was bought by a bidder in the room.

The fur coat was worn by Mabel Bennett. Credit: Henry Aldridge and Son

The full length beaver lamb coat was worn by Bennett to protect her from the cold when she was saved in lifeboat number five.

She also wore it when she travelled aboard the Red Star Line SS Lapland, which was used to transport Titanic's crew back to England.

The coat is accompanied by a copy photo of her on the deck of the Lapland with other Titanic stewardesses as they waited to return home.

The coat is the only piece of well provenanced clothing from the Titanic to ever come to auction.

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