Supplied by Barry French
Who remembers the boxer Freddie Mills?
Joe Knight… Do you remember the boxing gloves and the Freddie Mills punch bag . The ones that when you hit it would bounce back up. It was about 4ft a blow up figure and in the bottom of the Base was sand so when you hit the figure, it would always upright it self He was found out side a night club in London in a car, shot.
Keith Blizard… Think I had a Freddie Mills boxing annual!
Lyn Humphrey… I had a Freddie Mills punch-ball. It was sprung, and fixed to a sort of plank that you stood on to keep the punch-ball rooted. Brown boxing gloves. The whole set lasted for years.
Mick Carlisle Savage… A true legend
Mike Wright… He was on 6-5 Special and if I recall ok, died in his car behind his night club,very dodgy.My Dad who did a bit of pro boxing loved him,thought he always did his best a real slugger, old skool.
Wendy Weaver… He died in a Citroen DS21. I was going to buy one and was offered his in a garage in Acton. It had all been fitted out inside but I didn’t fancy it. Bought another one instead
No Home Jerome… I knew you had a dark side Ms Weaver!
Wendy Weaver… Very dark
Gemma Bow… My mum worked there and had a pic of her sitting on his lap.
Sandie Carlyon… Some one I know is going to be making a film about Freddie. He has boxing connections and is an actor.