Anne belongs to: The Fishermen's Mission
Anne is married to fisherman Ray Morse. She was an active member of the North Shields Fishermen's Wives Association.
Anne was interviewed by Kylea Little on 13 January 2006. The interview took place at North Shields Fishermen's Mission and lasted 20 minutes and 16 seconds.
Ray reported missing at sea
"That was in 1966, it must have been March or April"
That was in 1966, it must have been March or April. I was eight months pregnant and I lived up in Riverview, Tynemouth and it was bad weather, it was really, really bad weather, and Ray used to always phone me if he was stuck in bad weather and he hadnít, he hadnít rung me at all. So I was getting myself so worked up and actually I was calling him. You know when you walk around talking to yourself because there is nobody to talk to, and I was saying, ďheís not away, canít be away in this, heís never phoned me.Ē
And my sister in law came up, Rayís oldest brotherís wife came up and said to me, ďcome on, we're going down to Mumís,Ē and I still didnít think anything, I called him all the way down the road until we got to his motherís house and when I walked in they were all sitting there with sullen faces and it was then I knew something was wrong.
And they told me, sat me down with a cup of tea and luckily I hadnít gone for my newspaper that morning because it was in the newspapers before I even knew that the boat was reported missing- the name of the boat and everything was in the newspapers and they hadnít informed me at all.
His brothers were down on their boats trying to get radio contact with them and it must have been about... it seemed a lifetime but it wasnít, it must have been about half an hour the phone rang at his motherís and it was the office to say that they were getting radio contact with them and everybody was alright and it was really... And I know what people feel like to go through- itís a dangerous, dangerous job.
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