Worked in every shipyard and nearly every dockyard on the Tyne from 1965 to 2000 some time weeks sometimes years
Out my time at the Naval Yard Walker in 1972 went to sea as a PO Mechanic for Esso Marine for 2 years. As an example paid off in Leslie's in 1973 for bad timekeeping as a Tradesmen I went back in there as a semi skilled stager/scaffolder a week later and the Plumbers Manager Jobling was not happy but there was nothing he could do about it.
Managed to get on most of the super tankers after that in swans in my trade as a marine plumber.
Worked on the banana boat in Hebburn Palmers 1975.
Worked on the last Ship in Brighams 1975 and had a few months after that in Smiths Docks and the Mercantile.
The yards all collapsed due to the tories in the late seventies worked at Brigham Cowans then on the last ship.
Then extensively travelled the UK for work i.e. Power stations, oil refineries. Oil rigs. Nuclear power stations.
Worked on half the oil and gas rigs round the UK in the mid 80s and late 90s.
Worked on the Forties Field for over 10 years 1988 to 1998.
Back to the demise of the Palmers Dock under Camell Laird in 1999 to 2000 then Devonport Dockyard on the Nuclear subs for 2 years.
Missed a load out as I am not sure of date such as Seal Sands 70s, Coryton Mobil Refinery late 70s Nigg Bay and Stornoway early 80s Sellafield mid 80s
Will put my full CV on if you like which the tax has a copy of such not afraid to publish on here.
But tell me bonny lad what jobs you done that make you feel good... That the tax man knows about?
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