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.
What does the sea mean to you?
"The sea mean to me? What does the sea mean to me? "
The sea mean to me? What does the sea mean to me? Well, I, with living where I live within 300 yards from the sea, every day itís different. The way I like the sea is on a December morning- itís absolutely pouring with rain, the tideís right in and the waves are splashing up everywhere- thatís what I like- to see, the sea alive like that. But Iím not a very good sailor, so when I go on the ferry, I like it be like a mill pond, you know what I mean. I mean for years Iíve walked along the beach and dodged the waves like you do when youíre a kid or go on the promenade in Whitley Bay and wait for the big waves to splash up and get soaked. The sea means to me- probably, itís part of my life, you know, itís just there.
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