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 lifeboat during the war
"That, the lifeboat they had during the war, the Westmoreland was a very busy lifeboat because lots of convoys, food convoys used to come into the Tyne "
That, the lifeboat they had during the war, the Westmoreland was a very busy lifeboat because lots of convoys, food convoys used to come into the Tyne and they used to get bombed, especially, there was a period in 1941 when that boat down there, saved over a hundred lives, you know; lift men, burning oil, lifting out of the water, what have you.
I was a, I can remember, I didnít see anything but I can remember conversations, worried conversations between family relating what they had done and had seen. Children werenít supposed to be listening but you could tell there was something awful happening, you know. Them times you used to feel worried when you were young, but, I canít say that I worried much else during the war.
Josie has 14 memories in the memorynet:
Josie's memories with a Work theme:
- Family involvement with fishing
- Bessie Todd
- Mrs Joseph Taylor
- Polly Donkin
- James Taylor
- Josie's father
Josie's other memories: