Ann belongs to: Souter Lighthouse
Ann was born in Worcester. She moved to the North East for the quality of the air four and a half years ago. Ann began volunteering at Souter as a way of meeting people.
Ann was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 2 March 2006. The interview took place at Souter Lighthouse and lasted 18 minutes and 29 seconds.
The living conditions at Souter Lighthouse
"I love winding the children up in there as well- and the mothers"
I love winding the children up in there as well- and the mothers. I wind the children up by starting off, that although the lighthouse had power for the light, there was no power for the cottage, cottages, rather. And no electricity means no television, no videos, no CDs, no DVDs, no computers, no Playstation, no Gameboys. By which time the eight, nine, 10 year olds go, “I couldn’t live without my whatever it is,” usually the Gameboys.
Then the mothers, no fridge-freezer, no microwave, no electric oven, no gas cooker, no washing machine, no tumble dryer, no dishwasher, no electric iron, no electric vacuum cleaner, as so the list goes on. And you see the children’s faces, and they say, “I couldn’t…” and the mothers’ realisation, well, no, there wasn’t a cooker, you had to cook on the stove, on the fire, which was your oven side, and your grill across the front. And no, there wasn’t a washing machine, so the children came in filthy dirty and the washing had to be done by hand, in the big tub.
And then, the other big wind up of course is bath night. So, you’re the youngest, you, you, you, you, you, and you’re last, so you all share the same bath water, but you can have your turn and you can be first next week. So that’s, those are just a couple of things I thoroughly enjoy doing. I’m a bit naughty like though, I like winding people up.
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