So sad to read of the loss of Bill Scott, the curator and custodian of the Tynemouth Watch House.
Bill was a mine of information about the history of Tynemouth and the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade.
Thousands of visitors were enthralled by his wonderful sea-faring stories. If they were very lucky he would even sing a few sea shanties.
We took friends and family from all over the world to the Watch House numerous times and they were all enchanted by him.
The Watch House is a very special place, made even more so by Bill.
We sincerely hope that (thanks to Bill) the Watch House gets the recognition it deserves.
Our condolences to his family.
A truly lovely and interesting man who will be greatly missed.
He is a Tynemouth treasure.
The Murray Family