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.
Sounds of the Doxford Works
"Sounds. There’s a photograph, the one I showed you this morning of Arthur Giles and Ted Johnson, standing at the side of the lake"
Sounds. There’s a photograph, the one I showed you this morning of Arthur Giles and Ted Johnson, standing at the side of the lake. Now, the caption under there was, ‘away from the sound’, or it should have been, ‘away from the sound of the screaming turbo blowers,’ because they were horrendous, you know. People didn’t bother, I mean, it was noisy, the engine works was noisy, I mean, hundreds, hundreds of machines. But the turbo blowers were shrill, scream. And for years people put up with this, they never bothered about putting earmuffs on….
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 Years’ Service Watch
George's other memories: