The Krays’ boxing match in Stambourne in 1960
The poster below advertises the boxing match in 1960 in Stambourne on the playing field between the Kray twins, where they have the final billing.
Ronnie and Reggie Kray were West End nightclub owners and renowned criminals in the 1950s and 1960s. Somehow, Geoffrey Allen, who owned The Rectory, now Stambourne Grange, was a friend of theirs and invited them to perform in Stambourne.
A marquee was erected in the park where a charge was made to enter and watch the fights, with the funds going towards the playing field and village hall.
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“Reggie Kray’s East End Stories, The Lost Memories of The Gangland Legend” recalls Reggie Kray’s memories.
The publishers appear to have been given a copy of the poster advertising the Krays’ boxing match in Stambourne, which they doctored slightly to remove the other names on the bill.
Does anyone have information on how they received it?