Ray belongs to: The Fishermen's Mission
Ray was born in Sunderland into a fishing family. He has fished since the age of 3. He worked from North Shields and Grimsby. Ray is now retired and continues to fish in his leisure time.
Ray was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 8 November 2005. The interview took place at North Shields Fishermen's Mission and lasted 54 minutes and 21 seconds.
Hauling prawns off the North East coast, four to five miles off land. 40 to 50 boxes of prawns was considered a good catch. The photograph was taken on the Conduan around 1988.
Ray has 17 memories in the memorynet:
Ray's memories with a Childhood theme:
Ray's other memories:
- The fishing community
- Predicting the weather
- Traditional navigation and fishing skills
- Being caught in a hurricane on the Dogger Bank
- Burning the Witches
- A regular fishing trip
- An unforgetable trip
- Adjusting to life ashore
- The Fishermen's Mission
- Hauling prawns
- The Conduan
- In the wheelhouse of the Conduan
- Taking a break
- The Conduan being launched