Alan belongs to: Souter Lighthouse
Alan was born in South Shields. He is the House Steward at Souter Lighthouse. His role includes looking after visitors and maintaining the light and machinery.
Alan was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 2 March 2006. The interview took place at Souter Lighthouse and lasted 5 minutes and 58 seconds.
Favourite jobs at Souter
"I love putting the light on, I love running the machines up, blowing the foghorn"
I love putting the light on, I love running the machines up, blowing the foghorn. I actually like working with school children as well, because they’re fascinated. They’re fascinated by the lighthouse because they’re all excited because they’re want to go down the lighthouse, and I like, I like to see their faces when I usually take them in the engine room and try to explain compressors and generators and things to, to children, who are, like, eight and nine years old- it’s quite hard. But I’ve got special ways of doing that and they love it. And I have them running, running around the engine room for various bits and bobs, and they have a really good time.
Alan has 11 memories in the memorynet: