Alan belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Alan works as an Instrument Technician offshore. He joined the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade at the age of 18. His family have been involved with the Brigade since it began in 1864. Alan's main job is looking after the searchlight.
Alan was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 30 November 2005. The interview took place at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade watch house and lasted 22 minutes and 18 seconds.
Hemp rope was once used by the Brigade until stronger man-made fibres took over. The hemp rope has a disctinctive smell, which many of the Brigade members have come to associate with the watch house.
Alan has 11 memories in the memorynet: