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.
The value of a Doxford apprenticeship
"And Doxford’s was like the place to serve it. It was like the Rolls Royce of Sunderland"
And Doxford’s was like the place to serve it. It was like the Rolls Royce of Sunderland. It was, you got a good apprenticeship, you learnt all the skills to be a fitter, learnt how to read drawings, and it was lots of things that was really good about Doxford’s. I really think I got a good apprenticeship there. And later on in life, I found it helped me in my work in what I did and how to get on with people and talk to people of different nationalities and things like this, you know.
John has 14 memories in the memorynet:
John's memories with a Training theme:
- Apprenticeship at Doxford's
- The value of a Doxford apprenticeship
John's other memories: