Ernie belongs to: Souter Lighthouse
Ernie was born in Gosforth, Newcastle. He served his apprenticeship at Vickers Armstrong at Elswick in the gun shops. After retiring Ernie began volunteering at Souter Lighthouse where he has a particular interest in the lighthouse's engineering.
Ernie was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 2 March 2006. The interview took place at Souter Lighthouse and lasted 10 minutes and 49 seconds.
Starting volunteering at Souter
"Well, the year before I was going to retire, we came on a visit here"
Well, the year before I was going to retire, we came on a visit here. And apart from golf I didn’t have anything lined up for my retirement and I saw that they were looking for volunteers, and I was struck by the engineering of this place, and I thought, “well, it could be interesting,” so I came down and I’ve been here ever since.
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