Paul belongs to: The Coble and Keelboat Society
Paul was born in Cullercoats. His family were in fishing and merchant navy. Paul got his first boat when he was 13. He has made a living from fishing and sign painting.
Paul was interviewed by Kylea Little on 1 December 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's workshop and lasted 38 minutes and 30 seconds.
"Green was a…never used to wear green or anything that reminded, you know, anything to do with the land"
Green was a…never used to wear green or anything that reminded, you know, anything to do with the land, four legged animals were never mentioned especially ones to do with bacon. You wouldn’t whistle, if you wanted wind you’d whistle, like, you’d whistle up the wind, opening tins of stuff the wrong way up, it’s to do with the Devil or something like that, you know, from down below. Boiled eggs, you never, never take them aboard. It’s all to do with Easter and all this sort of thing. Different villages had different ones, really. Eyemouth men would never mention salt.
Paul has 16 memories in the memorynet:
Paul's memories with a Roles and Routines theme:
Paul's other memories:
- Growing up in a fishing community
- First boat
- Learning traditional fishing skills
- The crew in the cobles and decline of the fishing industry
- Sign Painting
- Sign painting techniques and methods
- Making and mending equipment
- Losing traditional skills
- Going out in his coble
- Paul in his workshop
- Paul's coble
- Examples of Paul's sign painting