Photograph of Jackie Graham

Jackie Graham

Jackie belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Jackie is married to Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade volunteer Dave Graham. She researched and made a gansey using traditional methods for her husband.

Jackie was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 15 December 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's kitchen and lasted 12 minutes and 41 seconds.

Photograph of Jackie Graham
Photograph of Jackie Graham

Finishing the gansey with lettering

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"What you had to do is, to get your lettering, you had to make sure that the gansey was made"

What you had to do is, to get your lettering, you had to make sure that the gansey was made and the gansey was finished and then it had to be worn, so Alex who was, Alex Hastie who was in charge then, when he saw that it was all finished he would then take your gansey and say, “right, okay, now we’ll give you the lettering.” So he would then make the lettering and then you had to get it positioned in the middle of the gansey and then get it stitched on. And then once it was all stitched on, then they could then wear it with pride.

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Clothing | Traditions | Women

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