Paul belongs to: The Fishermen's Mission
Paul has been the Mission Man at North Shields Fish Quay since 2001. For him the work is a calling rather than a career.
Paul was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 16 December 2005. The interview took place at North Shields Fishermen's Mission and lasted 14 minutes and 6 seconds.
Sounds of the Fish Quay
"Yes, engines going on at night"
Yes, engines going on at night. The boats have, all the fishing boats have generators on them, and especially in the winter months the heating has to be kept going, and the only way they can do that is generate electricity and they have to have the boats with their different engines- different engines make different sounds, and you get that. The sound of the gulls, especially when the boats are in and they’re sorting their catches, the noise can be tremendous. The clatter of boxes, the shouting of the fishermen, the squeaking of the winches- all these things, they all add to that atmosphere.
Paul has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Paul's memories with a Danger theme:
- How the Mission serves the fishing community
- The True Cost of Fishing
- Fishermen's Mission display
- Memorials to fishermen lost at sea
Paul's other memories: