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.
Mother going away with fish
"Well, my father was a plasterer on buildings, and my mother was a housewife, of course, with a large family, until I went to school, and then she began to sell fish"
Well, my father was a plasterer on buildings, and my mother was a housewife, of course, with a large family, until I went to school, and then she began to sell fish. She used a creel and travelled to about Cramlington three times a week and sold fish.
I remember the days that she had to go to the Fish Quay and order the fish, she and a lady neighbour. And then, it used to be delivered- we had a large back yard, it used to be delivered in boxes with lots of ice. And then, the next morning they would pack their creels and off they went. Heavy work.
A lot of ladies did that- I donít know all their names now, of course, but a lot of ladies did that, and then later, I think after the war, when things began to be, we say, a little more modernised, one or two of them got little vans and did the selling of fish that way. But my mother used a creel.
Emily has 13 memories in the memorynet:
Emily's memories with a The North East theme:
- Mother going away with fish
- Leaving school and the war
- Thoughts on leaving Cullercoats
- Being away from Cullercoats
- Community spirit in Cullercoats
- Changes in Cullercoats
- Cullercoats beach
- Sand Competition at Tynemouth
- The lifeboat
- Lifeboat Day and Polly Donkin
Emily's other memories: