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.
Going out in his coble
"Itís the one Bart Taylor made the hull for me and I like fitted it all out in 1999"
Itís the one Bart Taylor made the hull for me and I like fitted it all out in 1999. Built that boat, thatís one I used to work close in, myself, that little boat, like. But itís a grand little boat- itís caught some lobsters.
I loved it, I really like it on my own, like. Just getting away out on a bonny morning thereís absolutely nothing finer, just go out, do your work and come in, have a nice day.
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