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.
Marconi Point - The Howling
"One that used to get, it was a long time ago, it was known as the Marconi Point"
One that used to get, it was a long time ago, it was known as the Marconi Point. There was a wireless station there, and it was, at the time, it was big wooden masts, now, they were a hundred and, easily 120 foot high, like and they had the wires between them, like, you know. And they had the wire stays, and the nickname that we had for, for the point that it was on, like, you know, it was the Marconi Point naturally.
But the other nickname was the Howling because the wind blowing through the wires, it used to make just a screech and moan and that was all night long, like, you know. I mean we lived closer to the sea front at the time, like, I mean Iím in St Oswins Avenue now, but I was, at the time Iím talking about, I was basically on the point then- you got it all night. It used to scream.
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: