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.
"Then, of course there was the old fishermen, sort of, sort of that. I can remember when they had a rowing lifeboat"
Then, of course there was the old fishermen, sort of, sort of that. I can remember when they had a rowing lifeboat. They had to row and when the maroon used to go off, the village came to a stop, and everybody ran to the beach, and they helped to haul this boat out. It was something- of course the kids, we were kept out of the way, but you were there- I can remember that vividly. Women as well were in the water pulling the boat out.
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