George Jackson "Speedster" and an accident in the Boiler Yard
A comment on The Citizen article, 16/03/2013
On reading the article on George Jackson in the Citizen (Saturday 16/03/2013) it reminded me of a sad accident.
As an apprentice in the Boiler Yard, there were times we had to cross the railway lines in Baker Street to get to the Fitting Shop. Now, what the newspaper did not say was the speed George travelled at – he was a speedster! On one particular day, I had just pushed a wooden trolley up to the large sliding door into the Fitter’s department and was going to open it when it flew open. Out comes George who falls in the trolley and damages his teeth. Fortunately he survived to carry on speeding.