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.
Returning to work in the North East
"From 1959, it was around ’79, but I think it was about 1974, I was promoted to Superintendent"
From 1959, it was around ’79, but I think it was about 1974, I was promoted to Superintendent, so I was looking after mostly the new tonnage, new building at Sunderland and on the Tyne, so during that time we built quite a number of ships and the Sunderland Shipbuilders were, were, were an excellent ship building company and the ships that we received from them were, were excellent vessels, they were cargo liners and they would compete with any building, anywhere in the world, they were fine ships and the people and the skills at Doxford’s were second to none, they were really very good.
Keith has 12 memories in the memorynet:
Keith's memories with a Change theme:
- Finishing apprenticeship and going to sea
- Returning to work in the North East
- The value of a Doxford's apprenticeship
Keith's other memories: