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Thread #36776 Message #3627947
Posted By: Ross Campbell
24-May-14 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
Subject: RE: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
We did a performance of "Beware the Fylde Coast's Sands - Wrecks and Rescues of the Lancashire Coast" for the RNLI in Lytham a few years ago. The show included one song by Ron Baxter concerning the Mexico disaster. The night's events included an auction to raise funds for the RNLI. One item was a bill-hook or machete-type tool (unsharpened to avoid tax!) which had been part of the Mexico's cargo. I bid on it but dropped out before its final price of around £90.
I will certainly try to get to the St Annes performance. See you at Fylde!