John belongs to: Merchants and Traders
John was born in North Shields. His father was a fish merchant and his mother ran a second hand shop. When he left school John followed his father into working on North Shields Fish Quay. He has worked there as a fish merchant since 1957.
John was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 6 March 2005. The interview took place at Discovery Museum and lasted 49 minutes and 43 seconds.
John's staff outside store. The store was lit by only one 60 watt lightbulb. The photograph was taken around 1970.
John has 16 memories in the memorynet:
John's memories with a Clothing theme:
John's other memories:
- Leaving school
- Working on the trawlers
- Working on the trawlers and moving to filleting
- Fish merchant's routine
- Ferry days
- Changes at the Fish Quay
- The community on the Fish Quay
- Prawn fishing
- The auction
- Filleting fish
- John's staff
- Photograph of John
- North Shields fish market
- Buskers laying out fish
This memory has these themes: