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Boxing, Helston District, about 1914

NumberHESFM:2017.14100
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1914. about
KeywordsHelston Sports Boxing
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

A photographic postcard, by A H Hawke of Helston, of two young men boxing. The photograph is believed to have been taken in the Helston District and the postcard was sent to M Nicholas of Church Street, Helston on 24th September 1914. Bob Fitzsimmons was born in Helston on May 26th 1863. He emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1873 and became a world class boxer. Perhaps these young men were inspired by one of the town's most famous residents!