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.
Practical jokes part two
"But I had a, not a practical joke, but I had a rather humorous..."
But I had a, not a practical joke, but I had a rather humorous...I’m bearded and have been since 1956. I saw a top end bolt falling from a, or sliding from a top end bearing that held the transverse beams, and it may have hurt someone had it fallen out altogether, so I climbed up hastily on the, onto the entablature and grabbed the bolt and pushed it up into place and got someone to tighten the nut up, put a nut on, tighten it up, so that it wouldn’t fall and it was only when I came to move away I found I had nipped my beard under the head of the bolt. Of course it was hilarious to the men up on the top and they said they wouldn’t turn the nut off and of course when I got my knife out to trim the beard, they slackened off. But they thought it was a huge joke.
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: