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« on: July 27, 2011, 09:16:58 pm »

Apparently taken about 1908. Billy Williams dad on the right. Was this in Featherstone and if so whare?

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 10:11:42 am »

It's Billy Williams:  Jimmy William's dad,
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 07:57:00 pm »

Most likely in the pit yard,my grandad used to do a bit of knuckle fighting in the early part of the 1900's Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 08:00:59 am »

Most likely in the pit yard,my grandad used to do a bit of knuckle fighting in the early part of the 1900's Grin

I very much doubt it

the main boxing venue in Featherstone at the time this picture was taken was the yard of the Railway hotel.
I suspect this picture wasn't taken in Featherstone
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 08:35:31 pm »

Bumped in to a lovely lady today who has seen this boxing picture. Her first thoughts were that it was Regent Street Market Square. She had seen the boxing ring as a child. Never knew there was a market at Regent Street. Apparently it was fairly big.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 04:19:19 pm »

I know a small market was held in oxford street-that's the short street alongside the Central club(membership number 1214). The British Union of Fascists held their meetings there as well
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 07:15:58 pm »

If a market was held in regent street,it must have been in the school playground because theres nowhere else a market could have been held,i think oxford street would be more realistic,right next to regent street too,could the lady have been a little bit confused. Grin
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