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.
The Aurora Borealis
"My family didnít believe in women going on the boats, but we used to get a ride"
My family didnít believe in women going on the boats, but we used to get a ride. When I was a little girl, before the war, they used to do a trip to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis, but I always went to sleep before we got there. I canít remember seeing them, I can remember being carried along the pier to get into the boat, and being wrapped in a blanket, and I think I always went to sleep. You know, my sisters and my brothers and that, my younger brother wouldnít, he canít remember because the war started just as he was born. And as I say, we often went to see the Aurora Borealis but Iíve never seen it yet.
Josie has 14 memories in the memorynet:
Josie's memories with a Childhood theme:
- Grandmother's routine
- The Aurora Borealis
- Cullercoats during the war
- The lifeboat during the war
- Changes in Cullercoats
- Bessie Todd
Josie's other memories: