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Offline e15boy

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Ron Redrup
« 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

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #1 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.


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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #3 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 .

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #4 on: 29 June, 2012, 10:08:22 PM »
recall that ron was  amilkman after he finished boxing

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #5 on: 30 June, 2012, 09:20:28 AM »
http://www.bing.com/search?q=ron+redrup&pc=FACEBK&form=FBKFTA
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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #8 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...

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #12 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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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #13 on: 30 April, 2013, 09:04:19 AM »
RIP Mr Redrup, my thoughts are with your family at this sad time.

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Re: Ron Redrup
« Reply #14 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