Keith belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Keith was born in 1938 and went to school in Ryhope. He began his apprenticeship at Doxford's in 1954 and moved to Palmers Hebburn in 1958. Keith spent seven years at sea as a marine engineer before he returned to work in the Doxford's Service Department in 1970.
Keith was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 7 December 2005. The interview took place at Beamish Regional Resource Centre and lasted 22 minutes and 43 seconds.
"After two years in the machine shop I then went down to the erecting shop"
After two years in the machine shop I then went down to the erecting shop and I was put on one of the specialised jobs which was the scavenge pump, which is the pump which provides the air, this is before turbo chargers, Doxford engines had a mechanically driven pump which used to pump the air into the engine, and I stayed there until I left in 1958. I left there and I went, I transferred to Palmer’s, Hebburn on the Tyne to get further experience before I going to sea.
Keith has 13 memories in the memorynet:
- Returning to Doxford's as a Service Engineer
- Atmosphere at Doxford's
- Sounds of the Doxford Works
- Routines in the Service Department
- Service call outs
- Call out routines
- Favourite places
- Jet lag
- The Doxford Engine Friends Association
- Apprenticeship agreement
- Continuous Certificate of Discharge
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