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Paul Shone

Paul belongs to: The Fishermen's Mission

Paul has been the Mission Man at North Shields Fish Quay since 2001. For him the work is a calling rather than a career.

Paul was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 16 December 2005. The interview took place at North Shields Fishermen's Mission and lasted 14 minutes and 6 seconds.

Photograph of Paul Shone
Photograph of Paul Shone

Changes on North Shields Fish Quay

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"Not a fantastic- since I’ve been here, not a fantastic amount. They’ve had a new roof across the way, but the changes are coming about now"

Not a fantastic- since I’ve been here, not a fantastic amount. They’ve had a new roof across the way, but the changes are coming about now- they’re beginning to renovate the quay, they’re beginning to make it, or try and make it, or try and make it a more pleasant place to be. Whether that will be what people want, I don’t know, because it’s very much a working environment, and there are people actually, who, for some reason, love the smell of fish. And it’s one of the reasons they come down- they come down for the smell atmosphere, and the smell is part of it- the atmosphere, the fish boxes and the fishing boats landing the fishermen about, all the things that go on- fork lifts running up and down carrying boxes of fish, and the gulls- they’re all part of that and if they clean it up too much I think it will sanitise it and it will spoil it

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Change | Community | Sounds and Smells | The North East

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