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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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