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Sailor Ron Lyr Add: The 'Mexico' (6) RE: Lyr Add: The 'Mexico' 12 Aug 10


Re: the 'Mexico' wrecked on the Horse Bank in the Ribble estury. Several poems were written about it, the worst night in the history of the R.N.L.I. The Southport boat 'Lisa Fernley' capsized with only two survivours, and the St. Anne's boat 'Laura Janet' was lost with all her crew. One poem, which I have been unable to trace, was entitled 'Three boats out of Lancashire', and another by the Lancashire dialect poet Sam Laycock starts 'I've told t'tale of lifeboat men, and I'll do it once again'. This was sold to raise money for the widows & children of the lost crews. This tradgedy led to the start of 'lifeboat saturday'. The last payments from the disaster fund only ceased in the 1940s.


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