Re: St Kildas boxing club Jarrow.
Posted by BJC on October 4, 2018, 6:02 pm, in reply to "St Kildas boxing club Jarrow."
Hello David, |
Here is a bit information on St Hilda from the book, Street of Jarrow:
In 1910: The Queens Hotel, was owned by: Robert Fenwick & Co. Ltd. Landlord: John Metcalfe.
Jarrow, St Kilda Presbyterian Church. Built c.1880. Closed 1928.
After 1928 it became Todd's Provision Merchants Factory and later, Reavley's Lemonade factory. The church Hall became the first Jarrow St. Kilda’s Young Men’s Institute.
Edgar Street/Primitive Methodist Chapel. In 1928 the Methodist Chapel on the corner of Ellison Street and Edgar Street became the Jarrow St. Kilda’s Young Men’s Institute. In the 1950s, it became Jarrow Community Association and Operatic Society. A boxing club was also held here. When the Methodist Chapel - then Jarrow Community Association and Operatic Society & St. Kilda’s - was demolished (1970s), the Jarrow Community Association and Operatic Society moved to today’s Community Centre in Cambrian Street, and, alas, St. Kilda’s ceased to exist.
Jarrow St. Kilda’s group, early 1950s.
Photograph courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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Here is a Gazette article showing that boxing did indeed take place at St Kilda: