Wallace Hartley Of The Titanic

Wallace Henry Hartley was born on 2nd June 1878, in Colne, East Lancashire. His parents Albion and Elizabeth Hartley were both employed in the local textile trade, which at the time produced cotton for export around the world. Wallace was the younger brother to Mary Ellen, who had been born the previous year. When Wallace …

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Titanic’s Band

Titanic’s¬†popular and well-respected bandleader,¬†Wallace Hartley, was no stranger to the oceans, or the big liners that crossed them, having previously been the bandleader on the rival Cunard line’s quadruple-funneled sister ships Lusitania and Mauretania, but the lure of playing on the biggest and most decadent ship in the world, and playing to the richest and …

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