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.
What does the sea mean to you?
"The last two years I havenít, more or less, fished"
The last two years I havenít, more or less, fished. I took a little part time job at the university building across the road there, you know. just looking after the fish and the crabs and the lobsters and things in the big tanks. And just to see the other lads coming down and going off in the boat, like, fishing, itís something that once itís in your blood, you canít get away from it. Iíve always said that fishing wasnít a job to me, it was a hobby and I loved it.
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