Martin belongs to: Merchants and Traders
Martin grew up in Tynemouth. After the war his father established William Wight Ltd as a family business. The shop provided the fishing fleet with stores and provisions. Martin now manages the shop.
Martin was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 15 February 2006. The interview took place at North Shields Fishermen's Mission and lasted 22 minutes and 30 seconds.
The Highlander Hotel
Before the premises became a shop it was the Highlander Hotel, one of the many pubs that used to be on the Fish Quay.
Martin has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Martin's memories with a The North East theme:
- The early days at Wight’s
- The business
- Changes at Wight’s
- Community on the Fish Quay
- The atmosphere on the Fish Quay
- The future for the Fish Quay
- The Highlander Hotel
- Wm Wight Ltd
- North Shields Fish Quay
Martin's other memories: