Episode 4- Tony Cotson
Born 1953 Somerset Street, Hessle Road. Married Jan 1976, we met as teenagers. Two children and 5 GC. After marriage set up home in Hampshire St, then St Nicholas Ave and finally Summergroves so lived off Hessle Road all my life.
Worked (office work) in fishing industry for 15 years (trawler owners) then 20 odd years manager at Homebase which saw me travel a little and then finally the church for the last 20 years. Proud to be serving my community as priest. First meaningful church contact on a surfing holiday in St Ives Cornwall at the age of 19. Life changing event.
Love music/sport. Played both since childhood. Enjoy travel and meeting people. Especially listening to people's life stories, I tell people, in many ways I get paid to carry stories as well as tell the Big Story! In addition to my parish work I am Chaplain to FC, West Hull, Trinity House and our Fishing Heritage groups. Keeps me occupied. Recently Lord Mayor chaplain too. Quite an insight. My work brings me into contact with a cross section of people from Archbishops to leading members of Parliament to homeless refugees and everyone in between. And everyone is valued equally.
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