John belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
John grew up in tynemouth and has been a volunteer in the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade since the 1960s. He is an honorary Secretary, member of the Instant Response Team and committee member.
John was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 18 January 2006. The interview took place at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and lasted 16 minutes and 23 seconds.
Attending call outs
"Me? Because I work for myself and I live and work within two miles of this place"
Me? Because I work for myself and I live and work within two miles of this place, and so do five others, but they have more work commitments than what I do, mostly I go on nearly every one unless I’m away. I have a great hobby of motorcycling so I’m sometimes away for the weekends with the motorbikes you know. I have actually been rang up on the side of the Rhine in Germany, “are you going on this rescue, John?” and saying, “well, no, I’m actually in Germany! I’m sitting in a bar on the side of the Rhine.”
John has 9 memories in the memorynet:
- Routine meetings at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Changes at the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Attending call outs
- Sound of the breeches buoy rocket
- The sound of the Stanley Bell
- What does the sea mean to you?
- Plodging with his Dad
- The Brigade preparing to fire a breeches buoy rocket
- The Stanley Bell