A couple of great old photos have been sent in by David Evan. He’s been talking at some length to fellow reader Daryl Preston, who also supplied the fantastic Royal Oak picture from last week and did so much to illuminate the darkness surrounding the mystery of The Fold.
Both images are, I believe. of young boxers from Walsall Wood Secondary School, just after the war. As usual, I’ll let David explain.
Of the above, David had this to say:
This photo shows the Walsall Wood Secondary School boxers, and is dated 1946/47. I wonder if readers can kindly help to identify and name the budding pugilists, please?
And for this one:
This very rare photo is dated 1946 and, like the other photo of the boxers, has been kindly offered by Darryl Preston , a local lad, who’s actually in the photo!
We have the following names:
Back row: B. Jennings, Godfrey, Mason, Philips, H. Hunt
Middle row: B. Douglas, M .Llewellyn, J. Briggs, B. Copeland, F. Ball, Evans
Front row: Hinton, R. Riggs, Cross, D. Preston, B. Swain, P. Harper
It is interesting to note the building behind the group, the distant houses in Coppice Road, and one of the playground equipment, which some readers may remember…
I would like to thank Darryl for his kindness in offering these photos.