Boxing, Helston District, about 1914
|Place||Helston Cornwall United Kingdom|
|Keywords||Helston Sports Boxing|
|Photographer||Hawke, 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!