Mary belongs to: The Fishermen's Mission
Mary grew up around North Shields Fish Quay. Her father was a fisherman and she has many memories of both the Fishermen's Mission and North Shields Fish Quay. Mary still helps out at the Mission.
Mary was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 20 January 2006. The interview took place at North Shields Fishermen's Mission and lasted 1 hour, 6 minutes and 46 seconds.
Volunteering at the Fisherman's Mission
"Now, I come in most days"
Now, I come in most days. Sometimes I donít manage- if on one day Iíll get like a dozen loaves of bread and bring them in- it saves Paul. We used to have a mission man and an assistant. He doesnít have an assistant- he canít do everything. So if we can do a stint and we help, we can. I canít cook, by the way, they found that out. I can take the money, and I manage the till, Iíll burn the toast- not just a little bit- black. So theyíve realised I have my limitations. Iíve done a stint where if they want somebody to look after the mission while Paulís out doing something else, I have a set of keys and Iíll let them in and make sure theyíre alright, make sure theyíll have a tea or a coffee or whatever. And that is because I, I try to help. They have helped me and they are still people who need help, whether they are pensioners, whether they are families who have lost folk, there is still an awful lot of work for them to do, so I come here, I enjoy it. When it does eventually close and they move to a different building, itíll be very, very hard and I donít know what Iíll do apart from cry.
Mary has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Mary's memories with a Sounds and Smells theme:
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