Jack belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Jack was born in Ryhope in 1940. Jack worked at Doxford's for 29 years. He is married with two sons.
Jack was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 11 January 2006. The interview took place at Beamish Regional Resource Centre and lasted 20 minutes and 14 seconds.
Community at Doxford's
"It was a very close knit community, we had, we made some very good friends in there, friends Iím still with today"
It was a very close knit community, we had, we made some very good friends in there, friends Iím still with today, you know all those years, really friends, really close friends. We had social nights out together and everything. We still, as I say, for all weíve been closed now, 20 year now, we still keep in touch with people, we still get Christmas cards from people and everything but, as I say, Iíve been left 20 years and Iíve got cards even from the management, the management side, which we dealt with on the union side, and, for all youíre on opposite sides you still had a great regard for them, for both, you know, from both sides. I thought the relationships were good, like. I was always, greatly sorry, not for money, from getting employed point of view, but it was a part of your life. When it was closed, it had gone, you felt as if something had been taken away from you.
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