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Below is the wording from the reverse of the LP record sleeve

The Marske Fishermen's Choir

    In a quiet fishing village on the North East Coast a group of fishermen have   discovered the "Secret of Life" . . . an appreciation of the simple things; plenty of fishing, plenty of drinking - and plenty of singing! The Marske  Fishermen's Choir was formed about seven years ago, since when they have entertained many local organisations and raised hundreds of pounds   for charities such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. At dusk when  they've "done the pots" and landed their catches of crabs, lobsters and fish on the beach, they sup their ale and sing their sea shanties in The Ship, their  local pub.

  Leader of the choir is genial Jim Madden who wields a baton with  unmitigated fury- usually in self defence - at their weekly rehearsals   and plays the piano-accordian on concert nights. Theyperform regularly at  churches, clubs, public concerts and galas throughout Cleveland County and have broadcast several times on BBC Radio Cleveland.

This first record was the instigation of Alan Shaw the Manager of B.B.C radio Cleveland  (now BBCTees)

 and engineered by  BBC sound recordist Ken Boar

All proceeds from the sale of this record were donated to

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution