Menu from first meal served on Titanic fetches a staggering £100,000 at auction
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Menu from first meal served on Titanic fetches a staggering £100,000 at auction

A MENU of the first meal served on board the Titanic has sold for £100,000 at auction.

According to auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son, the sale makes it the most valuable Titanic menu ever sold.

The item attained its upper estimate and was bought by a British collector at the auction in Devizes, Wiltshire on Saturday.

The menu lists details of the meal served to officers and crew on the first day of sea trials on April 2, 1912.

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The meal was served to the crew in the main dining saloon before they were joined by passengers.

Among the food on offer was Consommé Mirrette – a type of chicken broth – Spring Lamb with Mint Sauce, Golden Plover on Toast and Peaches Imperial.

The menu belonged to Second Officer Charles Lightoller, who gave it to his wife as he left Southampton on April 10, 1912.

Other items to go for sizeable sums at the auction included a key to the ship’s chart room, which sold for £78,000, and a badge recovered from the body of a drowned steward, which fetched £57,000.