Boxing – 1928

Fred Moir retired to Wanaka and I recall, while I was living in Cromwell, getting a call to his house to carry out television repairs – not initially realising that it was the gentleman who had been involved with the Kaikorai and Maori Hill boxing classes.

Some of Gilchrist & Moir's Boxing Class 1928 Back Row: N.J.Pledger   J.A.Pledger   T.L.Chettleburgh   L.Kitto  Second Back Row: M.Angelo   D.Reid   E.Bartlett   S.Wadsworth   F.Hellar E.Megget   R.Scott   A.Hellar   Mr.J.Gilchrist (Instructor)   Mr.F.Moir (Instructor)   G.Hart   L.Brown   J.Thomson In Front: B.Dolamore   E.Wilson   J.Campbell   W.Simpson

Some of Gilchrist & Moir’s Boxing Class 1928
Back Row: N.J.Pledger J.A.Pledger T.L.Chettleburgh L.Kitto
Second Back Row: M.Angelo D.Reid E.Bartlett S.Wadsworth F.Hellar
E.Megget R.Scott A.Hellar Mr.J.Gilchrist (Instructor) Mr.F.Moir (Instructor) G.Hart L.Brown J.Thomson
In Front: B.Dolamore E.Wilson J.Campbell W.Simpson

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Boxing – 1927

One of the things I recall from my younger years is the boxing school that my father ran together with Fred Moir. The years I remember would probably have been my early teens I guess when my father had a gymnasium of sorts in the Kaikorai Presbyterian Sunday School Hall. I imagine his line of work at the Hillside Railway Workshops was an ideal grounding for some of the apparatus that was crafted such as rings, bars, and the floor fittings to hook things into without ruining the wooden floor.

Some of Gilchrist & Moir's Boxing Class 1927 Back Row: H.Ryan   H.Brugh   J.Kedzlie   O.Scott Middle Row: D.J.Gilchrist (Instructor)   G.Hart   Mr. J. Langdon   J.Watt   F. Moir (Instructor) In Front: L.Brown   H.Watkins

Some of Gilchrist & Moir’s Boxing Class 1927
Back Row: H.Ryan H.Brugh J.Kedzlie O.Scott
Middle Row: D.J.Gilchrist (Instructor) G.Hart Mr. J. Langdon J.Watt F. Moir (Instructor)
In Front: L.Brown H.Watkins

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Wm Ellis – Coal Merchant

William Ellis - Coal Merchant - 31 Kaikorai Valley Road Shown at this location in these years 1908 to 1950.

William Ellis – Coal Merchant – 31 Kaikorai Valley Road
Shown at this location in these years 1908 to 1950.

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