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  • Short Summary

    Boxer Dick Turpin sparring and exercising, his manager Mr. Middleton watches.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Dick Turpin in training for championship fight at Nelson Gelatine Works, Emscote, Warwick, Warwickshire .

    C/U boxing Turpin & training partner sparring in ring. Various shots Turpin lying down on back and doing exercises. Various shots Turpin using exercise bicycle. M/S Turpin doing rowing exercises. C/U Turpin's manager, Mr. Middleton. M/S Turpin punching punch ball.

    Item is cuts from newsreel story in Gazette issue 49/24. Date given on old record is 24/03/1949.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2264.01
    Media URN:
    65163
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:17:00
    Canister:
    UN 2080 B

Comments (9)

  1. Ellie Jones says

    Hello Barbara.
    I will do my best. What do you want to know? email me if you wish. uow.lampeter@yahoo.com.
    Regards,
    Ellie.

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  2. Ellie Jones says

    Hi, Ray was my mums sisters husband. I\'ve asked my brother who does our family history and this is what he knows. He was born in Smethwick in 1921. His Dad was named Harry and his mum Vera. They both died in the 70\'s. He worked at the AP factory in Leamington after WW2 in which he served overseas (maybe Singapore but not sure). At AP he met my aunty Kath (nee Riddle). They married in Birmingham in 1954. No kids. I remember them living in Balsall Common in the 70\'s. By then Ray was a taxi driver. He was boxing mad, he had loads of books and stuff about boxing and used to tell us about his own fights in the army and as a sparring partner to the Turpin brothers. They moved to a bungalow near Cannock in the mid-80\'s. Ray died in Stafford Hospital in 1999. Aunt Kath died earlier this year at a nursing home in Atherstone (88yo). My Dad is Welsh (as am I) and Mum moved to Wales after they married in 1960 so we didn\'t see Ray and Kath often but I have a few pictures. Hope of help. Ellie x

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  3. Barbara Thompson says

    Hi Ellie
    I am helping a friend with their family history and Ray (Raymond) Whittle is on their tree. We knew he trained with the Turpin brothers but have little other information. How could I contact you?

    x Barbara

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  4. Barbara Thompson says

    Hi Ellie

    The normal family history sort of stuff if you have it:

    - date and place of birth
    - date of marriage and name of spouse
    - children?
    - date and place of death (if applicable)
    - do you have details of who his parents were?
    - and any other information you have would be great

    Many thanks for all your help

    x Barbara



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  5. Barbara Thompson says

    Hi Ellie

    Thank you so much for all this info which I will pass onto my friend later this afternoon. I am sure he would love a copy of all the photos if that were possible.

    Thank you so much

    Barbara

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  6. Barbara Thompson says

    Hi Ellie
    Been doing a little more research on Raymond Whittle\'s family tree and it would appear that his younger brother, Louis, appears to have a son, Andrew Whittle, born 1962. Is this the same Andy Whittle who is the boxing reporter?

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  7. Barbara Thompson says

    Hi Ellie

    Ignore comment above re the Andrew in Raymond Whittle\'s family tree possibly being the same Andy Whittle who is a boxing reporter.

    I have emailed the boxing reporter Andy Whittle and he is not the one - although he did say he wishes he was, presumably because of Raymond\'s association with the Turpin brothers.

    Would appreciate any more info you may have on the family

    Many thanks
    Barbara

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