BOOK LAUNCH: Author Brian Chase with members of the choir and friends. Left, at the launch with grandson Joe YorkPictures: Kevin Elfleet

A POTTED history of one of King’s Lynn’s long-standing groups has been captured in a new book.

Lynn man Brian Chase, the longest-serving active member of King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir, has written a book which charts the first 50 years of the successful choir, of which he is the sole founder member.

The True’s Yard publication was launched on Saturday with a ceremony at the town’s North Street fisherfolk museum.  Called, King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir 1957 to 2007, copies of the book can be obtained for £5 from the museum.

The choir celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and was formed in January 1957 with 19 members from St Margaret’s Church (now known as King’s Lynn Minster).

Mr Chase, who is president of the choir, was 23 years-old when he joined.