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EBA newsletter – August 20

Reflections on Dick McTaggart, the only Briton to win the Val Barker trophy. Simon Euan Smith rounds up the EBA news this week
Dick McTaggart

UNFORTUNATELY, health problems prevented a trio from Croydon EBA – Chairman Barry Penny, Vice-President Dave McCarthy and myself – from attending Harry Doherty’s funeral, but I was delighted to hear from his widow, Vivienne, that it went well. “There were around 130 there,” Vivienne said.

I’m not surprised. Harry was very popular – a staunch supporter of boxing, and the EBA movement. There have been tributes to him in several EBA newsletters. Vivienne asks that donations in his memory be made to The Stroke Association.

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