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.
Taking a break
Photograph of Ray, second on the right, and crew taking a break from landing a catch of cod on the Conduan. The photograph was taken in 1987.
Ray has 17 memories in the memorynet:
Ray's memories with a Work theme:
- Growing up in the fishing community
- The fishing community
- Traditional navigation and fishing skills
- Being caught in a hurricane on the Dogger Bank
- A regular fishing trip
- An unforgetable trip
- Adjusting to life ashore
- Hauling prawns
- The Conduan
- In the wheelhouse of the Conduan
- Taking a break
- The Conduan being launched
Ray's other memories: