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.
Smells of the Ship yards
"I mean, in the shipyards, it was red lead"
I mean, in the shipyards, it was red lead. You know, the paint that they use, or used to use, it was red lead. I mean as a child, the, running to meet father coming up the street which was near to the J. L Thompson yard- that’s all you could smell. Red lead paint!
George has 12 memories in the memorynet:
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