Maurice belongs to: The Doxford Engine Friends Association
Maurice left school in 1955 and started his apprenticeship at Doxford's in February 1956. After a motorbike accident in 1958 Maurice worked in the Drawing Office until the closure of the engine and shipyards in 1989.
Maurice was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 7 December 2005. The interview took place at Beamish Regional Resource Centre and lasted 27 minutes and 41 seconds.
Motorcycle accident and move to the Drawing Office
"Unfortunately in 1959 when I was in this department, I had a motorbike, as young lads did in that, them days and I had a motorcycle accident "
Unfortunately in 1959 when I was in this department, I had a motorbike, as young lads did in that, them days and I had a motorcycle accident and this put me into hospital for just over a year. When I came back to Doxford’s, in those days, they tended to look after you like a family member, and I was offered this job in the Drawing Office which I took up, and I went in designing various parts for the engine and the pipe work to and from the engine in the ship.
Maurice has 7 memories in the memorynet: