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.
Thoughts on leaving Cullercoats
"Letís face it, you know, to live in a little village like this, lots of the older people, which I learned later had never been out of the village"
Letís face it, you know, to live in a little village like this, lots of the older people, which I learned later had never been out of the village. And I think I possibly would never have left the village if it hadnít been for a war. You know, you have to stop, Iíve stopped and thought about this in the past and thought, ďwhat would I have done?Ē The village would have carried on as a fishing village, and what would we have done? Possibly just carried on as they had done since, what, possibly 16 hundred and something.
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