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.
Changes in Cullercoats
"As the boats disappeared, a way of life disappeared"
As the boats disappeared, a way of life disappeared, you know. Itís, as the place expanded, you see at one time, when I was a little girl, you knew everybody, and everybody knew you and all about you, but thereís none of that today. They do have the community and the Community Centre, but I would say itís changed a lot, you know.
And then 1972 when they pulled the old village down and I canít say they did a very good job with the new one, and it was another blow when the Bay Hotel went. Before long, it will be unrecognisable, itíll only be the harbour and the piers and lifeboat house thatís the same. Thatís all my dad would recognise today. And even the boathouse has changed- itís bigger!
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: