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Titanic bandmaster letter to be sold at auction

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.


Colne marks 100 years since Titanic bandmaster'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.


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