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.
Being away from Cullercoats
"No, well, we got leave of course, 10 days every three months but I was never homesick"
No, well, we got leave of course, 10 days every three months but I was never homesick, never homesick, no. Basically, by that time, well, I thought there was really nothing here, you know, it was basically, it might sound a bit harsh, but it was a dead fishing village, and all the young people, I should say about 90% of them, were away from here. So actually when I came on leave I was very fortunate to have met anyone of my own age or anyone that I knew there. So I quite enjoyed my war. I hope that doesn’t sound badly, but I enjoyed it.
Emily has 13 memories in the memorynet:
Emily's memories with a Women theme:
- Mother going away with fish
- Leaving school and the war
- Leaving Cullercoats for London during the war
- London during wartime
- Being away from Cullercoats
- Cullercoats beach
- The lifeboat
- Lifeboat Day and Polly Donkin
Emily's other memories: