George belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
George was born in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. His name changed to Geordie Beard when he joined Doxfords in 1957. George describes his time at Doxford's as a pleasure.
George was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 11 January 2006. The interview took place at Beamish Regional Resource Centre and lasted 50 minutes and 52 seconds.
Nicknames - Geordie Beard
"George Cruickshanks, also known as George, or Geordie Beard"
George Cruickshanks, also known as George, or Geordie Beard. I got that name when I first started at Doxfordís in 1957. Beards were non-existent. I was an oddity, I didnít mind that. One of the foremen labelled me Geordie Beard and it just stuck and for years they still do, and people think of me as Geordie Beard rather than George Cruickshanks, I donít mind.
George has 12 memories in the memorynet:
George's memories with a Community theme:
- Nicknames - Geordie Beard
- Working at Doxford's
- The Doxford's Walking Club
- The importance of the Doxford Walking Club
- Practical jokes
- Practical jokes part two
- 25 Yearsí Service Watch
George's other memories: