The pride of poplar
World Bantamweight Champion 1927
I first knew of my grandfather’s boxing past when I was about 15, after my mother had been up in the attic and found some old scrap books that my grandmother had kept, charting my grandfather’s first trip to America. My mother remembered there had once been a large chest full of photos, programmes, press cuttings, trophies etc. Unfortunately she could not remember what happened to it all, probably given away or sold when my grandfather fell on hard times.
Since then I have been striving to find more items of memorabilia featuring my grandfather’s career. I have managed to obtain photographs, magazines, programmes, fight footage and even a pair of his fight worn gloves. I know of a full length portrait that was given away by the family in the late 1950’s and his dressing gown that is now missing which I hope I will be able to track down.
On this page I would like to share with you some of the more interesting items and also take the opportunity to ask any collectors of boxing memorabilia that should you have any items on Teddy Baldock would you consider swapping them for other items featuring boxers from the 1920’s that I have.