Bart belongs to: Cullercoats Community Centre
Bart was born in Cullercoats. He served part of an apprenticeship at Swan Hunters shipyard as a Shipwright. He broke his indentures to join the Royal Navy in 1941. He was demobbed in 1946 and joined the merchant navy. He came ashore and worked until he retired in 1982.
Bart was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 1 March 2006. The interview took place at Cullercoats Community Centre and lasted 30 minutes and 24 seconds.
Going to sea with the merchant navy
"The job that I had, which was charge hand shipwright in the naval yard"
The job that I had, which was charge hand shipwright in the naval yard, I got a chance of going away as an inspector for a firm that make hatch covers. It was a much better job and just supervising all the time, and travelled worldwide- America, Germany, well you name, America, Canada, Africa- wherever there were ships built and they wanted somebody to look at their hatch covers. Thatís what, there was about four of us doing this job, like, you know. So I wasnít much in Cullercoats, as it happened, at the time, like, but the money was good.
Bart has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Bart's memories with a Work theme:
- Granny Hannah and Granny Sally
- Career at sea
- Going to sea with the merchant navy
- Photograph of Bart
- The City of Port Elizabeth
- Table Mountain
- The Embrace
Bart's other memories: