Peter belongs to: Cullercoats RNLI
Peter was born in Simpson Street in Cullercoats. From an early age he wanted to be a fisherman and lifeboatman. Peter fished from a coble, herring drifters and trawlers.
Peter was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 24 November 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's living room and lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes and 38 seconds.
Being knocked overboard
"I first went to sea in a drifter. I went overboard, you know, I was knocked overboard with a rope"
I first went to sea in a drifter. I went overboard, you know, I was knocked overboard with a rope, and Iím lucky to be here, really, because nobody saw me go over, and then somebody seen me floating, or they thought it was an old oilskin, and then when they looked for me where I was working, I wasnít there, so they pulled me aboard, like, you know. And I was very lucky that somebody seen us but it was bitter cold- it was off Dover.
Peter has 19 memories in the memorynet:
Peter's memories with a Change theme:
- Changes in equipment
- Changes at the Fish quay and the in the fishing community
- Photograph of Peter
- The Akede
Peter's other memories: