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.
Working at Doxford's
"I must point out before I go any further that going to work at Doxford’s was not a chore"
I must point out before I go any further that going to work at Doxford’s was not a chore. I mean there was one time, I’m saying one time, we moved out to Durham, Pity Me, I used to cycle in, it was 15 miles, hail, rain, snow, blow, I would cycle down to Doxford’s- it didn’t bother me at all. It didn’t bother me to go into work. I was always at least half an hour early, and I would leave after everybody else did. Being at Doxford’s was not a problem with me. I mean, people went in there, to Doxford’s to fill in their time during the day, you know, but I got a lot out of Doxford’s, apart from the wages of course. There were a lot of good blokes worked there.
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