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Jean Wakenshaw

Jean belongs to: Cullercoats Community Centre

Jean was born in Simpson Street, Cullercoats in 1921. She has lived in Cullercoats most of her life.

Jean was interviewed by Kylea Little on 1 March 2006. The interview took place at Cullercoats Community Centre and lasted 36 minutes and 23 seconds.

Photograph of Jean Wakenshaw
Photograph of Jean Wakenshaw

Changes to Cullercoats Bay

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"Well, yes, because the, theyíve modernised quite a bit of it and there used to be lots of things that are not there anymore"

Well, yes, because the, theyíve modernised quite a bit of it and there used to be lots of things that are not there anymore, like there was a big swimming, swimming hut, bathing hut at the south side and things like that. And of course thereís no boats now- it used to be full of, full of boats, fishing boats, you see, and there are none now, thereís only one and thatís about all there is. One or two little crafts go off. Itís all, now, itís all skis, what do they call them? Jet skis and things like that and surfing and all that sort of thing. But the little bayís, itís quite safe for children, but people donít come for holidays now, they donít. Just come down if itís a fine day. You know, they can choose their day, where they used to come, people used to come from all over down here for their holidays, for a weekís holidays and spend the whole time on the beach.

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