Yes it’s that time of the year again almost, the annual boxing memorabilia fayre.
I attended last year has I did the year before and can say on each occasion as a boxing collector that I was amazed at what was on offer, as I entered the hall and paid my entry fee of hat goes to a worthy cause to the ex boxers charity, I was in awe of the huge amount of various items for sale, everything from old fight posters, program’s art prints, vhs tapes, books, photos….etc….etc…. to everything boxing related that you could imagine and hey it’s very reasonably priced also.
I must say though that the fair that’s run by Chas Taylor is well worth the admission fee alone even if you not interested in collecting, it’s a day out on it’s own and what with the huge amount of collectibles, it would take you the allotted four hours that the fayre’s open for to look through everything that’s on offer.
And there’s always a famous face or four at the fair, for example in 2008 former British and Commonwealth welter champ Slyvester Mittee was in attendance as a guest, and then last year was none other than former World welter champ John H Stracey who even had his own stall believe it or not!
However not only will you see many a famous face from the inside of the roped square, there many boxing personality’s also to be found looking through the many stalls of memorabilia, the usual suspects in attendance are avid collectors like Frank Warren’s longest serving team member, corner man Lennie Lee as well as fellow corner man Mick ‘Red’ Brennan and writers and commentators such has Eurosport’s Steve Holdsworth who himself has a huge fight library for sale via his website that Steve has filmed himself from the ringside, go to www.steveholdsworth.com for more details and his lists, another seasoned collector and true gentleman is George Zeleny who once even produced his own magazine ‘boxing outlook’ so be sure to look not only through the many collectibles but out for a few famous faces also.
I’ve got one problem with the fair, it’s only on once a year!
So the questions you’ll be asking me
WHEN………OCTOBER 23RD 2010
WHERE……ST ALOYSIUS HALL, EVERSHOLT STREET, EUSTON, LONDON, NW1
PARKING…YES ALL DAY.
BAR AND FOOD…..YES THERE’S A BAR AND SNACKS
For event information please phone organizer Chas Taylor on 01707 654677 or 07956912741, but please do so at a respectable time.