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 Coble and Keelboat Society
"Well, Iím a little bit of a hoarder and when I found out about the Coble and Keelboat"
Well, Iím a little bit of a hoarder and when I found out about the Coble and Keelboat, because the, as an individual, itís often very difficult to get hold of historical books and information and as a society with 40 or 50 members regularly meeting every month, we can share the information we have and since joining Iíve accumulated a lot of interesting historical data about boats and fishing communities and things. And photographs, of course, pictures. And itís great- I love it.
Frank has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Frank's memories with a The North East theme:
- Entering the fishing industry
- The Coble and Keelboat Society
- What does the sea mean to you?
- Hauling up the lifeboat
- The crew
Frank's other memories: