Photograph of Robert Oliver driving the Cullercoats lifeboat

Robert Oliver

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.

Photograph of Robert Oliver driving the Cullercoats lifeboat
Photograph of Robert Oliver driving the Cullercoats lifeboat

Working in the fishing industry

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"I fished from Cullercoats and North Shields"

I fished from Cullercoats and North Shields.

Well, I fished in my own boat, a coble, but I also used to go on a trawler in the winter fish for prawns, and certain times of year different kinds of fishing.

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