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The Newham Story => Sporting Newham => Topic started by: e15boy on 27 June, 2012, 09:06:10 AM

Title: Ron Redrup
Post by: e15boy on 27 June, 2012, 09:06:10 AM
Just wondered if anyone can shed any light on Mr Redrup?

Did anybody see him fight?

where did he live?

Or any after career stories.........

cheers

E15
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: DougT on 28 June, 2012, 12:48:47 PM
E15boy

Have to admit that I do not know too much about Ron Redrup. Boxing was far more popular in the 1950s and 1960s than it is today and in big cities was seen as a sport that kept many wayward youngsters off the streets.

Ron did represent Great Britain in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne but was elimanted in the 1st round and his participation at the games was probably overshadowed by the Gold medal success of another Newham Boxer, Terry Spinks.

I think Ron may have turned Professional after the Olympics but this was around the time when many people's interest in Boxing may have been limited to Heavyweights. Certainly in Newham it was around the time when Billy Walker started to make a name for himself.

Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: e15boy on 29 June, 2012, 08:55:43 AM
Cheers Doug.

He seems to be a bit of enigma........

I have viewed his boxing record but can't find out too much about the man......

I will keep trying

Thanks again for the reply.

E15
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: ed styles on 29 June, 2012, 11:36:14 AM
E15 boy,
 I mentioned on 2 may Terry Spinks link that I seemed to remember Ron Redrup ran a cafe along the Romford Rd or poss Barking Rd but any way i had a cuppa in there and someone said the Guv was Ron R ,the more I think about it I,m sure it was Romford Rd Manor Park ,yes  it seemed Terry copped all the Limelight for his win, but it would be nice to follow up with Rons whereabouts .

 ED
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: smudger on 29 June, 2012, 10:08:22 PM
recall that ron was  amilkman after he finished boxing
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: peterjay on 30 June, 2012, 09:20:28 AM
http://www.bing.com/search?q=ron+redrup&pc=FACEBK&form=FBKFTA
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: tonipm on 07 December, 2012, 11:38:48 PM
Hi I'm ronnies niece he is okay although getting old he is still a lovely man
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: ed styles on 08 December, 2012, 01:26:42 PM
Hi Tonipm.
Welcome to the Board, and nice to hear about your Uncle, and when you next see him ,check out if he did run a Cafe on the Romford Rd late 60's ,

 All the best Ed
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: e15boy on 13 December, 2012, 12:23:39 PM
Tonipm....

Thanks for the reply.......

Good to hear he is still well....as for getting old it comes to us all!

Thanks again...

E15B
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: butcher0210 on 31 January, 2013, 05:12:22 PM
Hi I'm ronnies niece he is okay although getting old he is still a lovely man

HI i worked with your uncle and was his van boy when he worked at c.g nokes . love to see him again he was great to work with he new my  Dad and Grandad as they was his managers
please  email me
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: butcher0210 on 31 January, 2013, 05:20:53 PM
Just wondered if anyone can shed any light on Mr Redrup?

Did anybody see him fight?

where did he live?

Or any after career stories Ron worked in th meat trade 1969 -1971

cheers

E15
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: MBrennan on 16 February, 2013, 12:59:24 AM
There is a school photo here from Three Mills School 1948 http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/this-photo-was-taken-at-christmas-1948-and-is-of-the-play-staged-by-mr-wilkins/Memory/8e57ffbf-4bbf-429a-8cac-efcb32f7f746
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: tonipm on 19 April, 2013, 06:51:42 PM
Ronnie redrup passed away on 05/04/2013. His funeral will be held at the city of london cemetery 07/05/2013 @ 11.30



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Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: e15boy on 30 April, 2013, 09:04:19 AM
RIP Mr Redrup, my thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: fredpatter on 23 August, 2013, 04:32:08 PM
I was sorry to hear about Ron. I was in his class at Three mills School.His nick name was Doggie I presume re Dogged
He represented England at the olympics before becoming a proffessional Boxer.I can remember seeing a few of his Fights
on the Television.He was regarded with awe in our Class.Another famous Class-mate at that time was Freddie Cooper'
He Captained England Boys and went on to play for West Ham United. Then opened a Pub in Stratford.

All the very best, and once again my regrets

Fred
Title: Re: Ron Redrup,
Post by: maureen on 25 September, 2013, 06:06:39 PM
E15boy

Have to admit that I do not know too much about Ron Redrup. Boxing was far more popular in the 1950s and 1960s than it is today and in big cities was seen as a sport that kept many wayward youngsters off the streets.

Ron did represent Great Britain in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne but was elimanted in the 1st round and his participation at the games was probably overshadowed by the Gold medal success of another Newham Boxer, Terry Spinks.

I think Ron may have turned Professional after the Olympics but this was around the time when many people's interest in Boxing may have been limited to Heavyweights. Certainly in Newham it was around the time when Billy Walker started to make a name for himself.


Just wondered if anyone can shed any light on Mr Redrup?

Did anybody see him fight?

where did he live?

Or any after career stories.........

cheers

E15
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: maureen on 25 September, 2013, 06:09:08 PM
I remember Ronnie Redrupp , he lived Skiers St E15. i remember him when he went for a training run and would have his boxer dog running by his side . his mum would bring his young sister to manor road school where she would chat to my mum .
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: Rerity3 on 28 November, 2013, 09:19:18 AM
I think Ron may have turned Professional after the Olympics but this was around the time when many people's interest in Boxing may have been limited to Heavyweights. Certainly in Newham it was around the time when Billy Walker started to make a name for himself.
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: laska on 31 December, 2013, 07:17:08 AM
Hi, my name is Lew and I live in New Zealand. In 1964-65 I was in the merchant navy as an engineer aboard the MV Sussex.
My father was from London and I had an uncle, aunt and cousins living in Harold Hill Essex. My cousin Elaine Martin was engaged to Ron Redrup and I met him when I went to visit my relies. When I returned to NZ I got married and I completely lost track of my English family.
I know my Uncle Harold passed away and my Auntie Flo I believe moved to live with another of her daughters in Avonmouth (I think)
I don't know if Ron and Elaine married or not, but would love to catch up with someone who does know.
Lew Martin
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: ed styles on 31 December, 2013, 12:13:18 PM
Hi Lew,
 By the time you read this it will be your new year day , and welcome to the Board . Yes the Ron Redrup thread started last our last year and a nice response from people like you and relatives who were fortunate to know him . Like you I also was in the Merchant Navy in  65 and also lived in Auckland in the 70s for 3 years .
Again welcome aboard       
  All the best Ed
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: Aquilegia on 27 March, 2015, 05:51:18 PM
Hello Laska,

I knew the Martins at Harold Hill, Lainie and I became good friends and likewise with my Mum and Flossie although I'm sad to say we've since lost touch.

I won't write a tome as this thread is quite old but if you should see my reply feel free to contact me, I have a few photos.

Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: Red on 27 December, 2015, 02:05:26 PM
Hello  :)  it's been lovely reading all the info on Ron Redrup. I was searching for images of Ron when I found this forum.

My Dad (Fred) was Ronnie's cousin and used to assist him in the ring at matches. My two sisters used to live with him and his Mum and Dad in Stratford and they used to ride on Ronnie's boxer dog in the garden! I only met Ronnie once at the Kings, Seven Kings where he worked as a bouncer. Must have been about 1988/9. I recognised him as soon as I walked in from my Dad's photos I'd seen of him. We chatted and he said he was very pleased to meet me. He was very quietly spoken, and also sounded very posh, which was surprising as he came from Stratford! He asked how my Dad was and for the rest of the night, he kept a watchful eye on us girls in the club to make sure we didn't get any unwanted attention.

Ron was mentioned in Eddie Johnson's recent book 'Tales from the Two Puddings' in Stratford as he was a regular there with all the other boxers and celebs from back then. I did know he was in the merchant navy as previously mentioned on here. I don't know a great deal about Ronnie as we lost touch with him but I do have one of those professional studio photos of Ron in his boxing kit with my Dad in a suit holding a gown round Ron's shoulders. It was sad to find out he passed away in 2013. I don't know if Ron married or had any children but it would be lovely to know if anyone reads this with any update.
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: Aquilegia on 17 February, 2016, 12:32:26 PM
Hello Red,

Re my post just above, I lived opposite to Flossie (Mum) and Elaine (Lainie) Martin, Elaine was married to Ron for a while and they had a daughter Rachel, I believe she was born late 60's but I'm not absolutely sure.  Lainie and Ron did divorce at some point.
Title: Re: Ron Redrup
Post by: Red on 11 April, 2016, 06:24:10 PM
Hi Aquilegia, thank you for posting. That's news about Ron having a daughter cuz I never knew that!