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Started by: Don GB (371)

All very interesting,

When I was a lad I spent many of my afterschool days at Riley's Gym.
I particularly remember Tommy (Moore), a nice chap who was very helpful and patient in teaching me the ins and outs, (not that I was very good). At the time I didn't realise what a big deal he was in the sport.

This will have been the early seventies and the place had seen better days. The shower, I think, was to the right as you went in and was uninviting, dark and grubby to a fussy kid. The weights etc were to the left with the mats taking up half of the building in front of you (or at least that is my foggy recollection).

Alan Latham I believe was in business with Ernie Riley (Monaco, Hindley and fruit machines in pubs and clubs) and moved house from Whelley to the old Estate Offices building near Haigh Hall.

Again, two great blokes I had the pleasure to know.

Don (previously 0 years).

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 14:13

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