Boxing at Tarpots Hall, New Thundersley
3rd and 31st October, 28th November - but what year?
Tarpots Hall with all its mod. cons. was officially opened on 22 February 1929 in New Thundersley at Tarpots Corner, on the north side of the London Road.
Quite a few names feature on these posters. Does anyone recognize anyone? Stoker Danny Watson, Bill Hammond, Bob Mason, Bob Leslie, Reg. Johnson and Buddy Martin topped the bills.
Today the place of Tarpots Hall has been taken by the Co-op Supermarket. What was its fate?
There is a fine story by Jenny Day about Tarpots Hall on South Benfleet’s Community Archive website.
Weren’t there boxing matches held in a building next to a gym at the top of Castle Lane, Hadleigh, where the block of flats now stands?
(Thanks to G. Houghton for the illustrations, click on them for larger images. )