Home Life Histories & Memories Paul Witton (Photo credit: Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, UK)

Paul Witton (Photo credit: Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, UK)

Paul Witton was born in 1944 in Diss, a market town in South Norfolk. When he was around four years old, he moved with his family to Felixstowe, a coastal town on the east coast of England, where he grew up. He describes himself as someone who has always been fascinated by the sea and who, as a boy, used to ‘wander about on the beach’ and ‘watch the guys fishing’. He soon started to sit on the beach with the fishermen and help them mend their nets, for which he occasionally received small amounts of money.

Ethnographic documentation: Maria Abranches

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