ANTIQUES Roadshow fans were left gobsmacked after two guests brought an incredible moment of history onto the BBC show. Fiona Bruce hosted the episode, held at Porchester Castle, Hampshire, and we were introduced to two siblings with a very valuable letter.
Antiques expert Hilary Kay spoke to the son and daughter of Sidney Daniels, a survivor of the Titanic. Sidney worked as a plate washer on the famous ship, aged only 18, and managed to survive the disaster.
The guests' late father managed to keep a letter with him, which had been water damaged but was still readable. MORE ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOWfamily pride Antiques Roadshow guest says he won't sell great-grandfather's WW1 medals'YOU'RE KIDDING ME' Antiques Roadshow guest's eyes bulge as she learns truth behind ringPOETRY IN MOTION Antiques Roadshow guest gobsmacked by value of Robert Burns poemRING-A-DING I found a gold ring at a car boot for £90 - I couldn't believe its true value Sidney's daughter gave a reading of the letter, explaining where her dad was when the Titanic hit an iceberg back in 1912.
The letter astounded Hilary, who called it "an extraordinary momentum". She added that "anything relating to the Titanic had an extraordinary effect on people.Read more on thesun.co.uk