Charlie Corkill

Mr Charlie Corkill was born in the Isle of Man and spent his formative years in Castletown before moving to Douglas after the age of six. In this interview he talks to Elizabeth Ardern-Corris about a wide range of topics including:

  • Family and early years
  • Conibears the fruiterers
  • Childhood friends and mischief
  • Early school years and discipline
  • St John Ambulance Brigade
  • WWII and Air Training Corps
  • Lab boy at Douglas High School
  • Convalescing after appendicitis 
  • Trainee with Sea war Transport Commission
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescue
  • Douglas Harbour and boats
  • Shops and local businesses
  • Travelling by bus and train
  • Emigrating to New Zealand
  • Returning to the Isle of Man
  • Sons' seafaring careers

Interviews

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More Photos

  • Mr Charles
  • Murray's Road School, 1938. Mr Charles Corkill is standing 3rd from the right on the back row and is wearing a dark school tie.
  • Photocopy of original photograph showing Mr Charles Corkill's grandparents Charles and Hannah Corkill, taken in the mid 1930s in Arbory Street, Castletown. Grandfather Charles Corkill was Coroner for Rushen Sheading for many years
  • Mr Charles Corkill's second wife Annette was involved in the production of the Fo Halloo newsletters
  • Mr Charles Corkill's second wife Annette was involved in the production of the Fo Halloo newsletters