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.
What does the sea mean to you?
"My whole life revolves around it. I couldnít live away from it now"
My whole life revolves around it. I couldnít live away from it now. I only live three quarters of a mile away from the sea front but itís just way too far because I canít see it. You can smell it and when after a rough sea you can smell all the seaweed, the iodine and the seaweed, that blows well inshore. So, the fishing. When I was fishing Iíd spend all day on it, and now Iíve got a sailing boat for recreational purposes and I spend a couple of days down here with the lifeboat, so the sea is very important, change in moods.
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