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.
Sand Competition at Tynemouth
"And I longed for a pair of roller-skates, I longed for a pair of roller-skates"
And I longed for a pair of roller-skates, I longed for a pair of roller-skates, and it was, I think it was the year of King George Vís 25th anniversary and there was a sand competition at Tynemouth and I won second prize there, and it was three and sixpence I got, three shillings and sixpence. I think the first prize was five shillings, and the second prize was three and six and my mother gave the other one and six and I got a pair of skates for five shillings. Thatís about 25p now, isnít it? That made my day, absolutely.
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: