Frank was born in Cullercoats. He fished from Cullercoats and North Shields from 1979 to 1989. He has been involved with the RNLI since he was a teenager and is now Deputy Launching Authority. Frank is also a member of The Coble and Keelboat Society.
Frank was interviewed by Kylea Little on 4 December 2005. The interview took place at Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat station and lasted 21 minutes and 11 seconds.
"The crew. It as to be the crew"
The crew. It as to be the crew, you know, the best equipment in the world but if thereís nobody to operate it, or if the people are ill-trained, itís just a recipe for disaster. It has to be the crew, a well trained crew.
We must have over 22 crew members, four helmsmen and itís probably better now than it has been for a long time. And I would put a lot of the enthusiasm down to Robert Oliverís personality- heís our lead helmsman. He knows how to motivate and get the lads going.
Frank has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Frank's memories with a Volunteering theme:
- Role at the RNLI
- Changes at the RNLI
- The crew
- Sound of the maroon
- Photograph of Frank
- Hauling up the lifeboat
- The crew
- The lifeboat
Frank's other memories: