ITEMS belonging to a steward working on the Titanic are to be sold by a Macclesfield auctioneer.
William Barrows was one of the 1,517 passengers who died when the famous ship sunk in 1912.
Now letters the 32-year-old wrote to his family, including a photograph of him on board the ship, will be sold at Adam Partridge Auctioneers in Macclesfield on Thursday, June 30.
The items, which include a telegraph to his family reporting that he did not survive and a range of newspapers and press clippings regarding the disaster, are expected to sell for between £5,000 and £10,000.
Barrows was originally from London and had previously worked on the RMS Empress of Britain.
He joined the Titanic on April 9, the day before it set sail and six days before it hit an iceberg and sunk.
Auctioneer Adam Partridge described the lot as fascinating.
He said: “With it being over 100 years ago since the great tragedy of the Titanic, items such as these are few and far between.
“It gives a real insight as to how the families of those on board were drip-fed information and one can only imagine the turmoil they must have been going through.”