Arthur Corkill


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  • Interview with Mr Arthur Corkill

    Arthur Corkill, born in 1925 from a family of Blacksmiths in Douglas, talks to David Callister about his memories, telling him some interesting stories on the following topics:

    Memories of grandfather and father
    Early school days
    Working in father’s smithy Dangers of a Farrier’s work
    Working for Gelling & Cowin
    Joining the Royal Navy
    Horse racing at Belle Vue and jockey Tommy ‘Tightener’
    Local characters, shops and hotels
    Working as a Police cadet
    Sitting Certified Chartered exam
    Working for The Palace & Derby Castle Company
    Palace takeover bid by Sir Dudley Cunliffe-Owen
    Aborted idea for building casino at Clay Head Financial difficulties for The Palace Company
    Near demolition of The Gaiety Theatre
    Getting fired from The Palace Company

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