Titanic Letter Sells For 55 Thousand Pounds

A letter from a first-class passenger on the Titanic has fetched £55,000 at auction.

The piece was penned by Adolphe Saafeld, on three sides of stationary from the doomed vessel, to his "wifey".

His words give a rare glimpse into day to day life on the maiden voyage of the Titanic which sank on April 15 1912 taking 1,517 people with it.

The letter was one of 350 lots of White Star Line memorabilia sold yesterday by auctioneer Henry Aldridge and Son, in Devizes, Wiltshire.