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.
The importance of the Doxford Walking Club
"Well, everybody seemed to enjoy the walks and they would talk about it for days"
Well, everybody seemed to enjoy the walks and they would talk about it for days, “where are we going next?” and all the rest of it. Yes, I think it was important, because people got away from their everyday, I mean even when you finished work on a Friday night, some people had the same things, they would go down to the town with their wives shopping, spend Saturday shopping. Sunday was invariably working because we were extremely busy at the time, Sunday was a working day. So there was only Saturday we could get away.
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: