THE OUTLAW

OUTLAW HEROES #9….

The ninth in a series of real-life Outlaw heroes ‘Peerless’ Jim Driscoll (1880-1925) is still regarded as the finest proponent of the classical, upright boxing style, and a fighter who is almost always included in lists of the greatest fighters of all time. He was also one of the very best never to have won a world title. The youngest of four children, he was born into poverty in the Newton district of Cardiff, South Wales, to Irish parents, his […]

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A GRAVEYARD TALE….

I am fascinated by cemeteries. I have visited literally dozens over the years while researching my family history, countless history projects or as is more often the case, just to wander around if I have a spare hour to enjoy the tranquillity and admire the more elaborate homages to the dead. In my late teens, I went to Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff to see the last resting place of the great Welsh featherweight boxer Jim Driscoll, and finished the day […]

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