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.
"I used to like going to South Africa because, long trip, and then you had one night in bed and then everything was right"
I used to like going to South Africa because, long trip, and then you had one night in bed and then everything was right. But flying east and west, it didnít matter which way, I was, it was always a problem. I think east was the worst because you used to, you used to wake up at some ungodly hour in the morning, two or three in the morning local time and then you couldnít get to sleep again. And going the other way, of course, you used to be dropping to sleep walking into your dinner the first few days and things like that. So yes, I didnít like the jet lag- Iím a very regular fellow. But coming home, coming back home it never seemed to affect me so much- one night in bed and I then I was back to normal but going the other, going east or west was a really big problem.
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