P.C. Pat McBride takes to the ring on the very first Evening of Boxing
held at the Police Recreation Club on 22 March 1969
Curtis DeGraffe and Pat McBride had the crowd roaring during their exciting bout
John Balsden (left) takes a blow from Davie Kerr with referee Bryn Jones looking on.
John went on to win on points. These two boxers won the "Fight of the Night" Award
Davie Kerr and John Balsden winn "Fight of the Night"
Davie Kerr being congratulated by COP George Robins
for Davie's account of his boxing career
Spectators getting into the mood early in the evening.
Can you recognize anyone in the audience?
Alastair "Shakey" Johnson whips the crowd into a frenzy
Jack Rouse pummels a game John Mulholland
Commissioner Robins confers with Brin Jones and Arthur Wallington
Pat McBride wins an ovation for his role as organizer of this
first Evening of Boxing which continued for many years
Steve Taylor has Tom Barnes on the ropes watched
by seconds Mike Palmer and Les Tomlinson
John Lynchwade in action. Can you identify his oppenent and advise when this was taken. Photo kindly supplied by Philip Bermingham.
Derek Richardson and David "Shakey" Shakeshaft in action, Photo kindly supplied by Philip Bermingham.
"Out for the Count". David "Shakey" Shakeshaft hits the canvas in his match against Derek Richardson. Photo kindly provided by Philp Bermingham.