EBA newsletter – June 21

Billy Schwer

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LEEDS EBA
is one of the oldest in the country – maybe the very oldest – so I was
delighted to hear from Secretary Paul Abrahams as follows: “After numbers had
dwindled to single figures we are now getting over 20 attendees each meeting. The
officials are still President Allan Richardson [former British featherweight
champion], Chairman Michael Daniels and myself as Secretary/Treasurer. We also
now have a working committee of three to look into ways to promote the Association
further. We were able to make a generous donation to the Ringside Rest and Care
charity after a successful boxing show at the Queens Hotel in
Leeds. Twelve Leeds EBA members will be heading to Blackpool for the NBF
Gala Weekend at the end of this month.”

That’s
all good to hear. As I say, Leeds has been going a long time – one of the
founder-members was the late Lew Taylor, who was a regular correspondent (and
occasional visitor to the BN office)
when I was editing the Old-Timers column in the 1970s. Incidentally, the NBF
Gala is this coming weekend (June 28-30) at The Sheraton Hotel – this is always
a good event, and I hope it goes well this time.

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