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Christopher Ward

Author of And the Band Played On published by Hodder and Stoughton

Like his grandfather, Christopher Ward was an early starter. He joined the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne aged 17 moving to Fleet Street when he was 21 where he worked for the Daily Mirror for 18 years, writing a column before becoming an executive on the paper.

At 38 he became Fleet Street's then youngest editor when he was appointed editor of the Daily Express. He left, aged 42, to co-found Redwood Publishing, Europe's first and largest customer magazine agency, of which he is Chairman today. He lives in the Scottish Borders, seventy miles from Jock Hume's birth place in Dumfries.

What Happened to My Grandfather After the Titanic Sank

My grandfather Jock Hume was a violinist in the <i>Titanic's</i> band, playing until the ship went down. He was 21. At 2:20 am, the last lifeboats long since gone, he joined 1,500 men, women and children in the sea, using his violin case for extra buoyancy. Half an hour later they were all dead from hypothermia.
29/02/2012 21:55 GMT