John belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
John was born in 1936 in Hendon. He started his apprenticeship at Doxford's in 1952 with the intention of going to sea. John has no regrets about the people he has met, and friends he has made.
John was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 26 January 2006. The interview took place at Sunderland Museum and lasted 21 minutes and 13 seconds.
Joining the Doxford Engine Friends Association
"Well, it was in the paper"
Well, it was in the paper reading about the, and again, another, he was an apprentice, Stan Wallace, Iíve seen his photograph in the paper with the Doxford Engine, and they were taking it from one shipyard and putting it in Beamish. I think Iím like a piece of candy rock- Iím stamped right through ĎDoxfordí and of course straight away it would bring back memories- it has. Joining the group, I found we talk about a lot of things, the old times, and we have a good laugh and actually seeing the engine again and seeing it hasnít just been thrown to one side like everything else and itís brought back a lot of memories. I like memories.
John has 14 memories in the memorynet:
- Apprenticeship at Doxford's
- The value of a Doxford apprenticeship
- Sounds and atmosphere in the Doxford Works
- Moving on from Doxford's
- Bill King
- First voyage, carrying dynamite through a hurricane
- Being in a hurricane
- Joining the Doxford Engine Friends Association
- What does the sea mean to you?
- Doxford's reference
- Working on a lathe
- Catch of the day
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