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School poem by Joy Division's Ian Curtis fetches £1,100

The poem Image copyright TracksAuction.com
Image caption The poem sold at an auction at Le Meridien hotel in London

A handwritten poem written by Joy Division singer Ian Curtis when he was at school has raised £1,100 at auction.

The unnamed seller said Curtis wrote An Epitaph for an Electrian [sic] when they attended Hurdsfield Junior School, in Macclesfield, together between 1966 and 1967.

He said it was in a book containing poems by other classmates which he was presented with as head boy.

The poem was sold at an auction at London's Le Meridien Hotel.

Curtis, from Macclesfield, committed suicide at his home in 1980 shortly before the band were due to go on tour in the US.

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