Titanic letter goes to auction

Titanic.'Wallace Hartley.
Titanic.'Wallace Hartley.
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A letter home to Dewsbury from doomed Titanic bandleader Wallace Hartley will go under the hammer at auction tomorrow.

In his only letter to his parents from the ill-fated liner, the heroic band leader, pictured, writes on April 10, 1912: “This is a fine ship… We have a fine band… I shall probably arrive home on the Sunday morning.”

But that was not to be as Hartley and his seven bandsmen went down with Titanic on April 15.