Jim belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Jim was born in Sunderland in 1943. He followed his father into Doxford's. He began his apprenticeship in December 1959.
Jim was interviewed by Kylea Little on 24 January 2006. The interview took place at the Interviewee's living room and lasted 1 hour, 16 minutes and 2 seconds.
The apprentice strike
"I was involved in the first Apprentice Strike, ever in the World"
I was involved in the first Apprentice Strike, ever in the World, because you weren’t allowed to go on strike as an apprentice and that lasted two days. We wanted more money, basically we were getting peanuts. They were going to sack us all, and the union turned around and said, “well if you sack, you’ll have to sack everybody in the company, all 1200 of us because we’re all go out.” So we managed a two day strike and that was it, that was as much as strikes, you know, we had a few disputes but we didn’t have massive strikes.
Jim has 14 memories in the memorynet:
Jim's memories with a Relationships theme:
Jim's other memories:
- Starting at Doxford's
- The Doxford master plan
- Working in the Tool Room
- Training the apprentices and the closure of Doxford's
- Value of Doxford apprenticeship
- The apprentice strike
- Leaving Doxford's
- The Doxford Ship Yard
- Aerial view of the Doxford Works and the River Wear
- A ship being launched
- A Doxford engine
- Model of a Doxford engine
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