Gordon belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Gordon’s grandfather Ambrose and father Robert worked at Bartram’s 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 machines
"Sounds? Yes, I used to like, I used to like the sound of when the lathe was turning"
Sounds? Yes, I used to like, I used to like the sound of when the lathe was turning, intermittent cuts, it used to go, “pick, pick, pick, pick,” you know, if you were turning, say, a square object, I used to like that. And also cutting with water, if you were taking a cut, a fine cut on the side, side of a job, it used to go, clicking of the water and the sound just used to go off like silver paper. But that was a lovely sound.
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