Robert belongs to: Cullercoats RNLI
Robert Oliver was born in Cullercoats. From the age of 15 he fished from Cullercoats and North Shields, working from a coble in the summer and trawlers in the winter. He is the Leading Helmsman for the Cullercoats RNLI.
Robert was interviewed by Kylea Little on 20 November 2005. The interview took place at Cullercoats RNLI Station and lasted 22 minutes and 1 second.
"I would have said on average, about, between 30 and 35 a year, thatís been about our average"
I would have said on average, about, between 30 and 35 a year, thatís been about our average. We have had years more, we have had years less. As I say average about 35 a year.
Interviewer: How do you feel when you find out youíve got to go out and itís an emergency?
You get like an adrenaline rush, I would say. I still have the same feeling now that I did when I was 17 when the boatís wanted. Especially if you know itís bad weather.
When you know itís bad weather, especially. Itís in your mind, if you know where the job is and stuff, the kind of area youíre going into, what it, you know, because Iíve been fishing from here all my life, I know areas that you donít really want to be in in certain weather conditions, and especially if you find out that itís in the area.
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