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Postby jimmyx3 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:02 pm

hi all, i came across this,, ps my dad is jimmy oconnell
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Billy Flynn, bobby Mason, George Mason, Dave May, Billy Gray, Alfie Lunt, Jerry Costello, Tommy Howell, Dave Edwards, Gerry Obrien, Billy Anderson.
Tommy Mason Johnny and Tommy Routledge, Johnny Jacobs, Ned Thomas.
Nobby Clarke, Paddy McDowall, Pat Dwyer, Billy Riley, Harold Higinson, Johnny Cooke British Welterweight Champion 1967 centre, Tony Smith, Ken Hignett, Billy Ellaway, Jackie Cunningham Tony Cunningham.
Dave Rent, Tommy and John Summers, Tommy Kennedy, Jimmy Duffy, Frank Duffy, Jimmy Kileen, Joe Brown, Richie Edwardson,
Gordon Ashun, Jimmy O`Connell, Teddy Tyrrell, Jim Boyd, Johnny Peers, Harry Scott, Alfie Matthews, Arthur Molloy, Don Martin, Jackie Lyndon.
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Postby daveowe » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:34 pm

Hi Jimmy

That montage was very popular in the 70s nearly every pub and barbers shop in Bootle had one on display. I knew a few of the boxers featured and also had the pleasure of working with couple of them as well. Still see Ritchie Edwardson from time to time, what ever happened to the Summers Bros? I remember Tommy was on the clubs and did bit of TV drama work.

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Postby whacker66 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:24 pm

Here is the programme for jonnys title fight

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Postby whacker66 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:25 pm

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Postby jimmyx3 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:05 pm

thats a nice one wacker, :)
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Postby RYTER2 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:36 pm

Jim,

Your opening post in this topic brought back lots of memories of some of the boxer’s I remember seeing a photograph of a boxer on the wall in my Gran’s house. I believe it was one of her nephew, Ned Thomas. It might have been the Ned Thomas who is on your list and I think he had 28 or 29 fights in the 1930’s-40 .

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Postby henry » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:40 pm

One of the best amateur boxers ever who was born and bred in Bootle was without doubt was BENNY CRISPIN
HENRY BORN FLORIDA STREET OFF STRAND ROAD
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Postby surestart » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:32 pm

daveowe wrote:Hi Jimmy

That montage was very popular in the 70s nearly every pub and barbers shop in Bootle had one on display. I knew a few of the boxers featured and also had the pleasure of working with couple of them as well. Still see Ritchie Edwardson from time to time, what ever happened to the Summers Bros? I remember Tommy was on the clubs and did bit of TV drama work.

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Tommy is still alive, often see him driving around Bootle in his big jag but sadly John died a few years ago
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Postby whacker66 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:44 pm

I remember Tony Cunningham....used to have a few pints in the saltbox when I worked and drank there....I seem to remember a bout he had in ozzie...and was so good the fans threw all sorts of money in the ring..am I right?
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Postby frank delamere » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:36 pm

in the photo, gordon ashun is the name given. i think it is the wrong name
i thought it was gordon ashton. he was slightly coloured. he also worked in the carolina coy, as a welder. later he was a night club bouncer. an exceedingly nice person. always so happy.

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gordon ASHUN

Postby jimmyx3 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:02 pm

frank delamere wrote:in the photo, gordon ashun is the name given. i think it is the wrong name
i thought it was gordon ashton. he was slightly coloured. he also worked in the carolina coy, as a welder. later he was a night club bouncer. an exceedingly nice person. always so happy.

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Hi Frank, that is the way it was spelled in his boxing records, and "yes he was slightly coloured"
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Postby frank delamere » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:23 pm

jimmy, yes! thats him, i knew as soon as i saw his alias KID ASH.
so all the time i knew him, i always called him ashton. and thats so long ago
in the fifty!s. thanks for enlightening me

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Postby Kenny Cunningham » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:25 pm

My two older brothers Jackie and Tony Cunningham are in that drawing. I remember Gorden Ashon as a kid. He used to train us at the Mayfair boxing club. He was very good friends with my family and I remember him fondly as always being happy and cheerful. His Mum and Dad used to live in Sefton Road. His Father was black and his mother was white. They were very nice people and Mr Ashon used to come to our house whenever there was aparty
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Postby Kenny Cunningham » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:31 pm

I'm not sure whether Gordens name was spelt Ashon or Ashun?
I think it might be Ashun...It definately was not Ashton. Would love to know if he's still alive and well?
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Postby matt wethered » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:07 pm

Hi Kenny C,just did a google on Gordon Ashun aka Kid Ash and it says he passed away at age 72 on 15th 0ctober 1993.There is quite a write up about his boxing career.
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Postby frank delamere » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:08 pm

go to jimmy x link all about gordon

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Postby Kenny Cunningham » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:25 am

Thank you Frank and Matt. I'm sorry he passed away but I suppose he was older than I remember. Never realized his boxing career was mainly thru the forties. My memories go back to when I was either 10 or 11.
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George, Bobby and Tommy Mason.....

Postby TrishCarter-nee-Mason » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:13 pm

Hi,
Thanks for posting the pic of all the boxers. George Mason is my dad...he has sadly passed away now (1991) I don't have much information about his boxing at all. I'm trying to find out as much as I can about it! It is great to know there are still some items floating about! :) If anyone has any more infomation it would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi Trish and welcome, this site is a minefield of information so I'm sure you will get some info.
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Postby mozzele » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:38 am

My granddad is in this drawing arthur molloy if any one has any pics or news paper clipings it would be great if u post them. I never met my grandfather he passed before i was born and would like to gather as much information as possible. thanx
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Postby lily8 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:47 am

I seem to remember one of our Posters JJDry mentioning Arthur Molloy who was the son of a boxer??
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Postby sal » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:07 pm

Does anyone remember Johnny Driscoll. he was a Bootle boxer in the 30s and in the 1950s trained many Bootle boys, Tony Smith being one of them.
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Postby KenNolan » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:23 pm

Seeing Jimmy Killeen on there brings back memories. There were three of them all brothers who were Bootle boxers. Jimmy was the eldest, Stan was the middle and "Little" Johnny Killeen. I went to Netherton Park School with Johnny. The Killeens moved into our house on Park Lane when we moved away.
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Postby BC » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:00 pm

Thanks for this. My dad was Jerry Costello is here and was great to see. He passed away in 1987.
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Re: Bootle Boxers

Postby lily8 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:05 pm

BC wrote:Thanks for this. My dad was Jerry Costello is here and was great to see. He passed away in 1987.


Don't know if this is the same Jerry Costello

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_ ... &cat=boxer
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Postby M1G 1N3 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:17 pm

Mr Lunt, Alfie"s Dad, had a good gym at The Back of Stanley Rd, up near the
canal end. My brother and I went there for a couple of months and used to see
Alfie and Jerry Costello training. I'm a bit hazy on the name of the gym.
Star ABC? Anyone remember it ?
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Postby Liverpoollady » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:53 pm

My Childrens grand Father is Billy Anderson :) alive and well lives in Liverpool area.does anyone remember him? Lesley
Lesley Culshaw nee Selby Born Stayley street Bootle 1960 Grandad Bert Selby YMCA Bootle
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Postby pat driscoll » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:15 pm

I've only just come across this site and on July 19 Sal asked if anyone remembered Johnny Driscoll who boxed in the 30's and managed Tony Smith in the '50s. Johnny was my uncle and I remember it all seemed pretty exciting at the time as he and Tony travelled around the country ( and I think they also went to Copenhagen ) for fights. Johnny died many years ago and Tony would be 74 now if he's alive.
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Re: Bootle boxers

Postby PETER CRAIG » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:33 pm

pat driscoll wrote:I've only just come across this site and on July 19 Sal asked if anyone remembered Johnny Driscoll who boxed in the 30's and managed Tony Smith in the '50s. Johnny was my uncle and I remember it all seemed pretty exciting at the time as he and Tony travelled around the country ( and I think they also went to Copenhagen ) for fights. Johnny died many years ago and Tony would be 74 now if he's alive.


Welcome to the Bootle forum Pat,
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Pat Dwyer lives just around the corner from me, we always have a great chat when we bump into each other,
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Postby robsnell » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:38 pm

BC wrote:Thanks for this. My dad was Jerry Costello is here and was great to see. He passed away in 1987.


He is in the book mersey fighters ,which I have, and also have some additional images I can send you regards his fights at the stadium
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Postby marine » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:18 pm

Gordon Ashun is the correct spelling and he was always billed as such on the posters.
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Postby robsnell » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:58 am

marine wrote:Gordon Ashun is the correct spelling and he was always billed as such on the posters.
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and Kid ASh

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Re: northend boxers

Postby 1Vicstar » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:11 am

Re: north end boxers -- Gordon Ashun/Kid Ash

If anyone knows where I can get a copy of this poster and any other information, I am Gordon Ashun's granddaughter. I don't have very much info on him and would love to get my hands on anything. Thank you
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Re: northend boxers

Postby jimmyx3 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:39 am

1Vicstar wrote:Re: north end boxers -- Gordon Ashun/Kid Ash

If anyone knows where I can get a copy of this poster and any other information, I am Gordon Ashun's granddaughter. I don't have very much info on him and would love to get my hands on anything. Thank you

Hi, I am not sure if this is any good for you, but I can take a high definition photograph of the original poster, and you could get it printed at Max Spielmanns or Asda Aintree, let me know,
bye for now Jimmy
ps my father always held your grandfathers name in high regard, although I never met him is so familiar as my dad often spoke of him, sadly my dad passed away in 2012, my dad is in the poster to the right of your grandfather.
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Re: northend boxers

Postby lynne99 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:32 pm

When I was young, my dad used to tell me of a boxer who lived in Aintree road near the junction of Southport rd. Can any one remind me of his name, he was very famous. Also just found a boxing referee licence in my dad's name. It must have been to do at school. I didn't look at the date.
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