Emily belongs to: Cullercoats Community Centre
Emily was born in Front Street, Cullercoats. Her father was a plasterer and her mother sold fish. Emily worked in London during the war and returned to Cullercoats when she was demobbed.
Emily was interviewed by Kylea Little on 1 March 2006. The interview took place at Cullercoats Community Centre and lasted 23 minutes and 45 seconds.
Leaving Cullercoats for London during the war
"Well, I did my initial training at Oswestry for radar operating"
Well, I did my initial training at Oswestry for radar operating and then was transferred to Battersea Park, spent my time there.
I mean- London in those days to a young person was the other end of the world, practically. One had no reason to go. Read about it, saw photographs and things but…I loved it, and I loved London, even though it was well battered by that time, but I liked it very much.
Emily has 13 memories in the memorynet:
- Mother going away with fish
- Leaving school and the war
- Leaving Cullercoats for London during the war
- Thoughts on leaving Cullercoats
- London during wartime
- Being away from Cullercoats
- Community spirit in Cullercoats
- Changes in Cullercoats
- Cullercoats beach
- Sand Competition at Tynemouth
- The lifeboat
- Lifeboat Day and Polly Donkin
- Cullercoats Community Centre