Went to have a chat with Ron and Wyn Jackson about their memories of Benwell for my local history research. Spent a brilliant couple of hours learning of Ron`s life as a professional boxer, army career, and the old mill they bought to set up a business. Wyn`s own grandfather was also a boxer. We looked at old photos of the 1945 victory tea party, coronation street party and had a good laugh at their comical stories.
Wyn has two books in publication, Geordie Dropped In and Geordie got Physical.
This photo shows Ron when he was young, he became Northumberland champion.