Gordon belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Gordonís grandfather Ambrose and father Robert worked at Bartramís shipbuilders. Gordon served his apprenticeship at Doxford's between 1955 and 1961. After his apprenticeship Gordon went to sea on the MV Tactician, built by Doxford's. He finished his working career as a school technician in 2005.
Gordon was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 9 March 2006. The interview took place at Sunderland Museum and lasted 35 minutes and 1 second.
Sound of the buzzer
"I know the buzzer, oh yes. When that buzzer went, if you didnít get to your clock card"
I know the buzzer, oh yes. When that buzzer went, if you didnít get to your clock card, you, I think you were allowed about a minute, that was it, you couldnít start, you had to go to the foreman to sign your card and he wouldnít allow you to start, apprentice, anyway, until eight oíclock. You had to sit about. In fact, the old fellows used to tell me that if you didnít get there in time, the gate was closed, you went home, you didnít get paid, you just went home and come back the next day. That was a good incentive to get you there on time.
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