• Short Summary

    Young boys come for boxing practise at the Thameside Amateur Boxing Club. Essex.

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    Thameside Amateur Boxing Club.

    Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

    M/S mother helping young boy to put on boxing gloves. M/S of another young boy being helped on with boxing slippers by his mother. A woman combs her son's hair and another rubs her son down with a towel. M/S small boy coming in with woman, he stands up on tiptoe and takes a punch at a punchbag. His mother puts chair underneath it so he can hit it properly, M/S as he punches the ball. Various shots as boys are weighed and have their height measured. M/S as small boy is helped into the boxing ring by his Second. The Second looks at boy's glove and bends it over.

    M/S timekeeper pressing bell for start of fight. Various shots as both boys hit madly at one another. M/S audience applauding. M/S boy sitting in corner of ring being shown how to hit properly. M/S crowd. M/S boys hitting at each other. M/S small girl looking worried as she watches boys boxing. Various shots as they fight and the audience applaud. M/S of another fight, boy in corner of ring waits for the bell. M/S bell being rung. Various shots as they fight. C/U young girl drinking cup of tea. M/S boys fighting, others watch them. M/S both boys fighting fiercely, referee rings bell and ends fight. The boys pat each other in friendly way.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:41:00 / 01:46:44:00
    NP 502

Comments (1)

  1. John H says

    The ring side second in this clip is my father, John 'Tommy' Hindley. He was a great man, originally from Manchester he served in WW2, part of the 8th Army - The Desert Rats. He lived and breathed Boxing and was one of the founder members of Southend ABA (Amateur Boxing Association).

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