This evening we attended the Sunday training session at Shrewsbury & Severnside Amateur Boxing Club at the Scout Hut, The Elms Belvidere. Our previous visit had to be a short one due to other commitments and we stated that we would like to return for another visit to suite Colin and then we could stay longer and find out more, and this is what we did. This visit we noticed members training that we had not seen before, on talking with them I found out that most of them due to work commitments during the week can only attend at weekends, that is Sunday evenings.

They had the ring up and there was a lot of action going on as Colin told us there was only a month before their next meet, a Dinner Boxing match at the Lord Hill, so the lads needed to get some ring practice in, good job I am way to old to join in with them. I spent a bit of time talking to the lads and found out that there was a number from Minsterley, as I talked to one lad I realised that I knew his father who I had worked with at Eden Vale as it was called back in those days. It is a small world.

As you can see space is not something they have a lot of inside of the hut, yet they seem to work in such a way that they can get done what they need to. Colin did say that when they have a full number of members turn up it get very packed and the ring would make it to tight for them all to keep active. Yet the manage, I found that Colin and the club have this “can do – will do” attitude.

Above I am talking with Colin Hough who has been involved with boxing in Shrewsbury for 63 years and he has time for any youngster who is keen and polite. In this picture he explains to me how dedicated these youngsters are and how much hard work they put in each and every week, n matter what the weather is doing outside its work inside the hut.

Both Bob and myself know this lad as he lives close to us and each time we have been there he has worked continually, never stopping only to watch someone in the ring, apart from that he works his way around the room. He must be one of the fittest young lads in his school and he is always smiling.

I feel that this is what this club is all about really as it keeps many youngsters off the streets and out of trouble, they keep fit and as Colin says to them being polite costs you nothing. This was evident when it was time for us to leave, the lads were taking the ring down and doing some cooling down routines when they all stood up and thanked us for calling in to see them, they then went sraight back to their tasks, yep still smiling.

Well done the lads and to Colin for doing this week in and week out for 63 years plus.



My Civic Service will be held on the 12th February 2012 at 3pm in Shrewsbury Abbey and I can now say followed by tea at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Centre Abbey Foregate. If you are planning on coming to the service please make sure that you let the Mayors Secretary Carol Pullen know by either phoning her on 01743 257655 or return the bottom part of the invitation if you have one. The church has a limit and it will be nice if we can fill every seat in there.


Please have a look at the MAYORS CHARITY SPRING BALL page as I have added a preview of what the menu of the evening should look like. Please click on the following link to take you there. Thank you.



A feature all about good positive stories, a must read if you want to put a smile on your face and be Proud of Shrewsbury, and become Part of the Team. Make sure you get your copy this week and read the article. Thank You.  Tony



Click on the following link to go to the Shrewsbury Town Council’s Web-site.   Thank you.


Click on the following link to go to the SHREWSBURY/ ZUTPHEN Twinning Web-site. Thank you. http://www.shrewsburyzutphentwinning.co.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=3506#page_content

Please click on the following link to go to theZUTPHEN Holland web-site. Thank you.  http://www.zutphen.nl/


Please click on the following link to go to the KLAGENFURT Austria web-site. Thank you.



Please click on the following link to go to the CARPITERIA CAL USA    web-site. Thank you.



Please click on the following link to take you to the Shropshire Live Web-Site. Thank you.  




Please click on the link below to go to my new on-line survey. You can only vote once per computer. I will be ending this survey at the end of thei month. Thank you.


As reported in the Shropshire Star, I am campaigning to have the footbridge from the Frankwell Car Park to the Riverside Shopping Centre called “The Zutphen Bridge”. As many will know that we are twinned with Zutphen a town in Holland and this connection between the two towns goes back further than the official 1977 Twinning ceremony, also further back than the Second World War. In fact our association with Zutphen goes back as far as 1586, when a certain Sir Philip Sidney was killed whilst attempting to push the Spanish out of Zutphen.  In Zutphen they have Shrewsbury a traffic island named after Shrewsbury, as they are Proud in being twinned with Shrewsbury, I feel we should show our pride in a similar way and what better than a bridge.




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