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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
24-May-14 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
Subject: RE: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
St. Annes library 7pm on 31st October Ross. That's the only one
up your way this far and many thanks for the link. We're getting a few relatives of the crews coming along (mainly their great grand-children) and there's a particularly poignant message on our Facebook page following on from last night's performance. It's clear that the disaster still resonates deeply with those who have direct links to it.
We have staged the show at the 'Fishermans Rest' in Birkdale which is where the bodies of the Southport crew were laid out after their recovery from the sea. As the name implies, it's now a pub but in 1886, was the coach house of the former Palace Hotel. 'Corkjackets' goes there again on 9th December, being the anniversary of the event.