Josie belongs to: Cullercoats Community Centre
Josie was born in Back Row, Cullercoats. Her family were all fishermen and lifeboatmen from 1790 to present day. She could not move from Cullercoats.
Josie was interviewed by Kylea Little on 1 March 2006. The interview took place at Cullercoats Community Centre and lasted 32 minutes and 44 seconds.
Family involvement with fishing
"My oldest brother, Albert, he was in the lifeboat and fishing"
My oldest brother, Albert, he was in the lifeboat and fishing and he fished with Raymond Oliver, you know, Robertís dad, they fished together. My brother was part owner of the James Denyer boat. And when Albert and Robert gave up fishing they went to work down on the quay which is a lot easier life because fishing isnít an easy life. My fatherís last words to my mother before he died was, ďdo not let my brother Brian got to fishing. Make sure he learns a trade.Ē So he worked, went into the shipyards as a boiler maker. He worked at Swan Hunters and he ended his career- after Swan Hunters closed he ended his career as a new build supervisor for Golf Oil and he travelled over the world, you know, supervising for the owners Golf Oil, when they were building the new ships. So my dad was right, wasnít he- ďdonít let him go to the fishing.Ē
Josie has 14 memories in the memorynet:
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