Rosehill Boxing Club Dinner

Rosehill Boxing Club Dinner

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Date Photo Taken 27th July 1956
Area Morden
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Events_​R_​Z_​64-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Rosehill Boxing Club dinner
at the Crown Inn, Morden in 1956,
(now the site of Merton Civic Centre).

Despite its amateur status, the club's annual gathering was a fairly formal affair, with a series of toasts to
Her Majesty the Queen, honoured guests, club officials
and vice presidents.

Boxing enjoyed renewed popularity during the 1950s, partly due
to the number of competitions staged for National Servicemen, or the resident Armed Services. There were also a growing number of youth clubs
and boxing clubs, many of which promoted boxing as a means
for giving youngsters a sense of purpose and self-discipline.

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