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Ann Small Heath Boxing

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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 11:33:04 AM »
Hi Phil the photo's are great. I have looked up Joey Fox he is mainly associated with Leeds in his boxing career. Do you have any photos of the factories or schools I mentioned?

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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 12:34:31 PM »
Ann

I think I should be able to fix you up with most of the photos you have mentioned, here are the Custard House & the Garrison. Please when you use these photos remember that they are only photos I have collected over the years, and while I am always careful to try not to post any photo that I know has copyright issues, I can never be 100% sure.
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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 12:41:43 PM »
A couple of images of the Wolseley factory's at Drews Lane and Bordesley Green.

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If these photo's are of too low a resolution for your needs owing to the uploading limits on the forum, if you send me an email address by the messaging system I will send you better copies direct.  The messaging system will not become available to you until you have made 5 forum posts.
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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 12:48:15 PM »
Hi Phil, fantastic photo's, this is my sixth post, not sure where to find the messaging, can you please advise.

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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 01:02:21 PM »
Ann

This two are J Lucas Great King Street & Morris Commercial Smethwick. Which Austin Rover Factory do you want immages of?
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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
I have just come across this thread and I had an uncle who I think was called Jack Miller who lived in Birmingham and I believe boxed in the army around 1917 0r 1918. When I remember him I believe he did some training and often acted as a second in professional boxing bouts. If I have a photo or other contacts I will post again.
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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 08:01:38 PM »
Only boxer I ever remember was Micky Leahy who boxed at the Onion Fair at Aston in the 50s ,had bright ginger hair but was very good

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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2017, 04:31:15 PM »
My grandad James Starling (b. 1910) was a boxer in the Army (so I am told). I haven't got is military records so can't confirm this but My aunt also told me the following when I said I remembered he had big hands and funny ears! As a child James lived in Darwin Street.

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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2017, 04:45:27 PM »

this is f/mills




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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2017, 04:54:08 PM »
OK - thanks I'll do a bit of research on him.


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Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2017, 05:19:35 PM »

OK - thanks I'll do a bit of research on him.


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