Peter belongs to: The Coble and Keelboat Society
Peter was brought up in Newcastle. His mother came from Seahouses and the family would holiday there. Peter's father made him a rowing boat when he was 11 and he spent his time in the harbour with his friends.
Peter was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 16 February 2006. The interview took place at Ouseburn Heritage Centre and lasted 14 minutes and 58 seconds.
Safety in a coble
"You’ve got to be very careful"
You’ve got to be very careful. A lot of modern sailing boats, they can really withstand being turned over and they can bounce back- it’s not an advisable of course, but something like a coble, if you get caught by the wind badly or a wave the wrong way, if you go out in the wrong conditions, if it gets pushed over, as soon as the gunnel of the boat, the edge of the boat goes under the water, the water will come in and unfortunately these boats are heavier than water and they’ll go down, so you must be careful.
Peter has 10 memories in the memorynet:
Peter's memories with a Traditions theme:
- Interest in cobles
- Learning traditional skills
- Restoring the Royal Diadem Two
- Keeping the history alive
- The Coble and Keelboat Society
- Peter's coble the Royal Diadem II
- The Royal Diadem II under sail
Peter's other memories: