Teddy BaldockPosted by Paul Fairweather on 28th Sep 2012
I hope this will be of interest to LEBA Members
SPORTSMEN IN ENGLISH LODGES
East End boxer Teddy Baldock has now been included in the list of sportsmen in
English Constitution lodges as part of the exhibition Game, Set and Lodge:
Freemasons and Sport held at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, Great Queens St,
London WC2B 5AZ from July – December 2012.
Alfred (“Teddy”) Baldock (1907-1971) Boxing
Born in Poplar, Baldock’s professional career started at the age of thirteen. He beat
the American Archie Bell to become World Bantamweight champion at the age of 19
and thus Britain's youngest World Champion of the modern era. He retired at the age
of 24 after a distinguished career of 81 fights with 5 losses. He remained a hero of the
East End, known as the Pride of Poplar. He was initiated in Cosmopolitan Lodge No
917 in 1929.
A pair of his Gloves, World Title program and cigarette Cards were loaned to the Library
by Teddy's grandson and LEBA member Martin Sax
Freddie Mills also features as part of the Exhibition
All the best
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