Items from stricken liner the Titanic have sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds at an auction in Wiltshire today.

Among the most sought-after pieces was a menu from the ship's first-class restaurant - which went for £60,000 - and a small locker key, where the bidding topped £62,000.

One of the stand-out lots was the Lurette Collection - a series of items once owned by maid Elise Lurette - which sold for a total of £100,000.

It included a hand-written postcard sent by Ms Lurette - who survived the tragedy - to her nephew.

This plan of first class accommodation was another item up for sale. Credit: Henry Aldridge and Son handout

According to auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, there was fierce competition from bidders all over the world.

"Some of the items we had on sale today were extremely rare, which prompted a lot of interest from people here in the UK as well as from Monaco, South America and the USA," he said.