Sybil belongs to: Cullercoats Community Centre
Sybil was born in the West End of Newcastle. She moved to Cullercoats in the mid 1970s with her husband. Sybil is an active member of Cullercoats community life. She helped raise funds and build the Cullercoats Community Centre and helps organise fundraising events for the RNLI.
Sybil was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 1 March 2006. The interview took place at Cullercoats Community Centre and lasted 26 minutes and 15 seconds.
Building the community centre
"Everybody in the village, every, Tony Tickner who you’ve just met, they all turned to with whatever skills they had"
Everybody in the village, every, Tony Tickner who you’ve just met, they all turned to with whatever skills they had. I mean Jean Wakenshaw would have told you, her husband was a wonderful joiner carpenter and there was another one, I can’t remember his name. But men came from all over, there were men who could do gas heating and plumbing and everything, and there were men who didn’t know how to do it but had to do what they were shown to do.
And as the women on the committee were always desperate, and this is true, I would say to them on the committee, “would you mind hiring a large skip, please, because we’ll help clear the site.” It was full of rubble. And we did it, they look a bit askance, and thought, “well,” but by lunch time I had to go in myself and order another skip because we had filled one and we filled the other one and gradually the hall got built.
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