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Kenneth Moore | South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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On leaving school in South Shields many local boys gained employment at John Readheads ShipYard. Kenneth Moore was one of them. After completing his apprenticeship he worked there as a shipwright. It was a steady job ...

Ken Findlay | Jarrow, Tyne and Wear

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Ken started work in the drawing office at Palmer’s ship repair yard in Hebburn in 1951 and was there until the yard closed in 1982 when he got a job with Lloyds register of Shipping. Ken Findlay & Ken Goss | ...

John Williams – Teddingtons Aircraft Controls | Cefn Coed, South Wales

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John Williams is from Cefn Coed in South Wales. He got a job as a management trainee at Teddingtons Aircraft Controls in Merthyr Tydfil and spent most of his working life there before moving to Rolls Royce. When ...

Francis Newman – Dunston Staithes | Whickham,Tyne and Wear

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Because of pressure from his family Francis Newman had to leave school when he was 15 and he got a job at the British Rail offices adjacent to Dunston Staithes close to where he lived. It was not what he wanted but do...