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.
What does the sea mean to you?
"The sea- itís fascinating"
The sea- itís fascinating. Thatís all I can say. When Iím at work, I come out in the morning, and no matter where I look, thereís water, for the time Iím offshore. I walk around the platform, look over the side, just water and Iíve seen it in some really nasty, really nasty weather and Iíve seen it when itís been as calm as a millpond, glassy, beautiful. When I get home, Iím never happier than when I am down the brigade or am at the seaside. I love it. I know- Iíve got respect for the sea, a lot of respect for the sea because Iíve seen the damage it does.
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