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MY 'LIFE-BOAT' PROGRAMME

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Arranged and Announced by EDGAR H. JOHNSON ,
District Organizing Secretary for the North of England, Royal National Lifeboat Institution
THE BLACKPOOL LIFEBOAT SILVER PRIZE BAND, conducted by JAMES BRIER
CLARA PARR (Contralto)
FORTY-TWO years ago Blackpool was a small fishing hamlet, very different from the growing seaside resort of today, and the long winter evenings dragged heavily for the members of the Blackpool Lifeboat Crew. They suggested that they should form a brass band, and gradually the idea was realized. The band. which is the only lifeboat band in the world, has been the means of raising vast sums of money for charitable causes and is now one of Blackpool's best-known institutions. Mr. E. H. Johnson, who will introduce the Band tonight, gave a talk to all stations early this year on the exciting rescues which were effected off the North-west coast during the heavy storms that raged during the month of January.
(This poem was written to commemorate the heroic rescue by the Lytham Lifeboat of the crew of the German barque Mexico, when she was wrecked off the Lancashire Coast in 1886. The St Anne 's and Southport Lifeboats were both overturned by the heavy seas and many brave men were lost.)
' TANG 0' THE SEA'
Adapted from P. Hoole Jackson 's ' The Stoker ' by JAMES L. HODSON
' The Stoker's Song,' by James L. Hodson , set to an air by Eric Fogg
Incidents arranged for broadcasting by VICTOR SMYTHE
R. HOOLE JACKSON , author of the novel
M Maid of the Moors ' and the book of verso entitled ' Thanksgiving,' served as a Tommy in Gallipoli during the War. On the journey to the Peninsula he was called upon to act as stoker and it is this experience that inspired him to write 'The Stoker.' It has been adapted by Mr. James Lonsdale Hodson, three of whose plays have already been broadcast from Manchester, and whose new three-act comedy will open the Manchester Station's dramatic season next autumn.
EDGAR H. JOHNSON
Some Epic Rescues from the Sea

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar H. Johnson
Conducted By: James Brier
Contralto: Clara Parr
Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: P. Hoole Jackson
Unknown: James L. Hodson
Unknown: James L. Hodson
Unknown: Eric Fogg
Broadcasting By: Victor Smythe
Broadcasting By: R. Hoole Jackson

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MY 'LIFE-BOAT' PROGRAMME

2ZY Manchester, 4 May 1927 21.35






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