The following story appeared in the Sunday Mirror of 27 March 2011 and, cpmplete with illustrations, is accessible on line at
www.mirror.co.uk/…/found-at-last-the-violin-played-by-the-titanic- bandmaster-as-the-ship-went-down-115875-23018075/ -
Other posts on this site document the link between Wallace Hartley and Huddersfield Philharmonic OrchestraMystery over heroic band leader’s artefact
Exclusive by Mike Merritt
The missing violin played by the Titanic’s band leader as the liner slowly sank could have been found … 99 years on. Wallace Hartley and his seven fellow musicians became an enduring part of the Titanic story – ..read more
Our thanks to players Bob (Principal Horn) and Julie (trumpet) Shaw for providing this insight into the musicians aboard the Titanic, including bandleader Wallace Hartley, former playng member of the Huddersfield Philharmonic. It is an interesting coincidence that the centenary of the voyage of the Titanic occurs in the same year as the orchestra’s 150th anniversary (2012).
Excerpt from “The Titanic Survivor” – The Memoirs of Violet Jessop, Stewardess
I would like to elaborate on the musicians. On her maiden voyage, Titanic ..read more