Keith belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Keith served his apprenticeship in various departments at Doxford's, leaving in 1959. He spent time at sea with the Bank Line working through the ranks to become Chief Engineer Officer. Keith has spent the last 20 years working in marine consultation and surveying.
Keith was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 9 March 2006. The interview took place at Sunderland Museum and lasted 29 minutes and 57 seconds.
Starting at Doxford's
"At Doxford’s, I started on the 6th September in 1954, just after my 16th birthday"
At Doxford’s, I started on the 6th September in 1954, just after my 16th birthday.
Interviewer: And how did your.. what was the first thing to do with your apprenticeship? Where did you go?
In the early days, the first place I went to was the general store. Here, you, you, you dish out all the different materials and tools to the tradespeople.
Keith has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Keith's memories with a Danger theme:
Keith's other memories:
- His father
- Uncle Ted
- Starting at Doxford's
- Finishing apprenticeship and going to sea
- First voyage with the Bank Line
- Returning to work in the North East
- The value of a Doxford's apprenticeship
- Skills and experiences from Doxford's apprenticeship
- The atmosphere at Doxford's
- Apprenticeship certificate
- Doxford's reference