The Ring, Blackfriars

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The Ring, Blackfriars, London, England, United Kingdom

The Ring was destroyed during an air raid over London in 1942.
Crowds queue for admission at The Ring in its most patronised era.
Twenty years later, its boom period over, the building was also let for other purposes such as wrestling.
postcard 1929

Former British lightweight champion Dick Burge started The Ring in 1910, as a venue that would provide top-class boxing at prices the working class public could afford. Its heyday was undoubtedly the 1910s and 20s. By the 30s national industrial depression, coupled with the opening of dog tracks, and the attraction of larger, more comfortable boxing arenas in London had caused its decline. The building was destroyed in 1942, after receiving two direct hits from the German Luftwaffe.