A while ago, I posted an article under the General Forum Message Board regarding the Everton Red Triangle Boxing Club, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Amazing!

The club had planned a full day of celebrations on 25 June, culminating in a dinner, exhibition bouts, awards and presentations at the Shankly Hotel (sorry about that, lads!)

That has now been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic but, in the meantime, I am well advanced in completing a scrapbook of sorts covering the 100-year history of the club.

I recall Dave Abrahams and John G Davies both mentioned they had fond memories of the club under Joey Curran's management.

If you gents are willing, I'd like to talk to you in person to go over your recollections so I can fill in some gaps I have which will help me complete that section of the scrapbook.

My email address is sjrbar@gmail.com.

Many thanks,

Steve


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Steve Barr
1 Posted 29/05/2020 at 11:39:11
Sorry, slight edit to my home email address, should be:

sjrbar6@gmail.com.

Recently changed it so still getting used to it myself!

Jay Harris
2 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:07:35
Steve,

I don't know if it's any use to your research but I remember as a lad when we used to go to the Red Triangle they had just started Karate and a lad that lived opposite me, Andy Sherry, was top dog.

He was only small and quiet and some of the gangs of lads were giving him dogs abuse till they saw a demonstration and then it was "Hi Andy".

I think the boxing club moved along Everton Road to the old Orange Lodge building and the Karate club moved along Everton Road to an ex-army barracks at the top of Erskine Street.

Steve Barr
3 Posted 05/06/2020 at 18:04:19
Jay,

Thanks for that. You are correct about the Karate club, it was originally the Liverpool Karate Club. It changed its name in 1961 when it moved to the Everton Road YMCA/Red Triangle boxing club, and adopted the Red Triangle name.

From there it moved to what I think is its current location at 57/61 Everton Road in 1973. Probably the ex army barracks address you mention.

The Boxing Club seemed to have ceased operation sometime in the '70s. It was revived in 1981 by Joe Curran when he re-opened the boxing club at 38 Everton Road. That finally closed and the new management moved it up the road to Albion street in 2005, where it still thrives.

I unearthed a lot of info on the boxing club from its formation in1919 through to the war. Records get a bit sketchy after 1945, and then I found quite a few references to the club playing football in the Liverpool Leagues, I Zingari Combination etc. during the 1960s and 1970s. Nothing on the boxing side until Joe Curran revived the club in 1981.

I am getting close to finishing my project, but if anyone has anything to add I would be most grateful.

BTW I like the bit about your neighbour!
Thanks

Kevin Molloy
4 Posted 20/06/2020 at 22:45:46
I remember Andy Sherry used to kick into the air, and you'd hear the snap of the bone as it went straight. Those boys did push themselves, it has to be said.

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