Mel belongs to: The Coble and Keelboat Society
Mel was born in Tynemouth. From childhood he has always had an interest in boats and the sea. Mel has a coble, which he has restored. He joined The Coble and Keelboat Society through a friend. It is a good way to find out information and make contacts.
Mel was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 16 February 2006. The interview took place at Ouseburn Heritage Centre and lasted 20 minutes and 27 seconds.
The Joan Dixon under sail
Photograph of the Joan Dixon under sail during the Mouth of the River Festival 2005.
Mel has 15 memories in the memorynet:
Mel's memories with a Leisure theme:
- How he got his coble
- Rescuing and restoring the coble
- First voyage after restoration
- The Mouth of the River Festival 2005
- The Tall Ships 2005
- Growing up in Tynemouth
- Moving the Joan Dixon
Mel's other memories:
This memory has these themes:
The North East