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.
The sound of the Stanley Bell
"I mean, there's daft sounds. There’s like the Stanley Bell"
I mean, there's daft sounds. There’s like the Stanley Bell, you know, in the Brigade House. I like to hear it ring. In the committee room there’s also a brass bell that used to be on the desk of the Captain of the Stanley and when they have a committee meeting to call order they use that bell, you know. It’s quite… what’s the right word? Nostalgic like, you know what I mean? To think that something that was wrecked in 1864 the bell is still being rung in the place.The sound of the Stanley Bell
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