Ken Collier - Berry Boy's Boxing Club

By Michelle Collier

My dad Ken Collier joined the club around 1948 when he was 10 years old and left when he was 16. Founder Fred Nunn was also dad's 'master' when dad worked in the docks.

Photo:Ken Collier on the far left.

Ken Collier on the far left.

Michelle Collier

Photo:Ken Collier's medals.

Ken Collier's medals.

Michelle Collier

Photo:Berry Boys Boxing Club  Ken's father John Collier on the left wearing a cap

Berry Boys Boxing Club Ken's father John Collier on the left wearing a cap

Michelle Collier

This page was added by Michelle Collier on 05/03/2017.
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Richard....I asked dad and he thinks it may have been taken at The Laindon Hotel pub, they had football matches there. Regards.

By Michelle Collier
On 22/03/2017

Michelle, in the photo of the boxers outside on a field, do you know where this was taken, or can you find out please, could it be one of the school playing fields in Laindon?

By Richard Haines
On 16/03/2017

Michelle, Peter Hardcastle and your Dad Ken were really close friends, through primary and secondary schools. I believe they worked together, and maybe even did national service together. My brother David sent me a link to the photo. I cannot recall the occasion though. Regards

By John Muncey
On 16/03/2017

My mistake, I thought you meant the second photo. In the top photo from left to right is my dad Ken Collier, ?? Chapman, Peter Hardcastle, John Muncey and Brian Markham.

By Michelle Collier
On 14/03/2017

I'm glad you like the photo! Unfortunately dad doesn't remember anyone in the photo, but the name Hardcastle rings a bell to me! I remember going round to their house as a child!

Of course, feel free to download the pic. 

By Michelle Collier
On 14/03/2017

Michelle how pleased I was to see this photo, what memories it brought back. Do you know the other people in the photograph? I believe that the person in the centre is Peter Hardcastle and next to him is possibly my brother John Muncey. Can I send him a downloaded picture for confirmation? Thanks to people like Fred Nunn and your grandfather for the work they did.

By David Muncey
On 14/03/2017
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