February 15, 2016 John McMahon

Irene Tonkinson


I was brought up in the Southwick area; me dad worked in the shipyards until he had an accident and he ended up being unable to work. So we were brought up on benefits. Because we couldn’t get a pit house when we first got married we moved in with me in-laws .It was a very close-knit community and, a think we’ve lost that, it doesn’t exist now. Irene Tonkinson.