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.
Cullercoats during the war
"Oh well, yes. As soon as the war was declared, the, it was all barbed wire along the front"
Oh well, yes. As soon as the war was declared, the, it was all barbed wire along the front, and you couldnít go down beach- only the fishermen could. And in them days they couldnít use the maroons for the lifeboat, you know, they just had to get a phone call, and my aunt, my uncle Jimmy was the coxswain at the time, and my aunt had to run around all the houses knocking them up, you know, because, there was the, those, they didnít telephones like everybody does today. The coxswain of the lifeboat always had a telephone.
Josie has 14 memories in the memorynet:
Josie's memories with a The North East theme:
- The Aurora Borealis
- Cullercoats during the war
- Family involvment with Cullercoats RNLI
- Changes in Cullercoats
- James Taylor
Josie's other memories: