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.
North Shields fish market
Cod laid out for sale on North Shields Fish Quay. Today they are stacked in boxes.
John has 16 memories in the memorynet:
John's memories with a Work theme:
- 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