Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Choir Struck Chord Far Away

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Choir Struck Chord Far Away

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Byline: DAVE NEWTON

I HAVE lived in Papua New Guinea for years and build classrooms with the Voluntary Services.

I decided to have a look at the Evening Gazette on my computer and, to my astonishment, the story which came on screen was about the Marske Fishermans Choir.

The reason for my surprise is that my dad, George Newton, was a founder member of that illustrious choir.

He started it up with Jimmy Maddern and a few others in the small room at The Ship Inn at Marske and switched between The Ship at Marske and The Ship at Saltburn.

We are talking about 1967 and 1968, at which time my family lived in Coatham High Street in a house which backed onto the old first green of Cleveland golf course.

My playing pals were Rob Jackson, long-time Ellisons Pork Butchers owner, along with his brother Mick and some of the Nixon boys Tony and Keith (solicitors).

Pity about development of Cleveland golf course as it was always considered a no-go for development. …

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