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.
Returning to the site of the Doxford Works
"Thereís not much left of the engine works there. The crank shaft facility, what I worked in when I was in, when employed, that buildingís still there"
Thereís not much left of the engine works there. The crank shaft facility, what I worked in when I was in, when employed, that buildingís still there. Itís used for something, thereís actually, itís the Sunderland climbing wall now, they made a climbing wall because the, because the roof was that high, and I think itís well used that way for the climbing wall, and Iíve been around the ship yard since it closed, but as I say, and the old offices are still there, but I havenít, as I say, I didnít do much down the shipyard so I donít really, I canít say I know much about that place.
Well, it was nice to see it again. I was, when it, when it was organised to go around it, I was pleased to go around it and see, just to see what was left, and it brought back the old nostalgia again about having a look at the offices still there, the shop is still there, the entrance to the, the main entrance was still there, we were all going over what was there and what was here, or why it had been knocked down and this, that and the other. It was really very good, actually. It really brought up old memories, you know.
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