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Photograph of Alan Lawless on Souter Lighthouse staircase

Alan Lawless

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.

Photograph of Alan Lawless on Souter Lighthouse staircase
Photograph of Alan Lawless on Souter Lighthouse staircase

Sound of the foghorn

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"Obviously, obviously the foghorn. Iíve lived in Shields most of my life, born and bred here"

Obviously, obviously the foghorn. Iíve lived in Shields most of my life, born and bred here, I lived at Marsden, I still do live at Marsden, and the foghorn, when it was going off, youíd think, ďoh my God,Ē you stop, you canít get any sleep, and then one day it stopped and never went on again and you couldnít get any sleep because you couldnít hear it. So, you know, it was like an old friend, just gone, you know. Itís something, that is a sound that you get used to.

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Sounds and Smells | The North East

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