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Alfred Liversidge

Alfred Liversidge

Alfred Liversidge

Alfred Liversidge – England’s Fastest Man and the Boxing Trainer of the last of the bare knuckle heavyweight champions ,Gem Mace.

This book charts Swinton resident Alfred’s life as a professional sportsman, boxing trainer and gambler. It follows a lot of the fights had by Gem Mace whilst under Alfred’s control.Such characters as Posh Bill ,Ned Obaldwin (the Irish Giant)all fought Mace and Alfred was there.

Well illustrated it is a nice little book for anyone interested in boxing or local history.


Cost £3.50

Our Achievements

Commemorative plaques have been provided for the following former residents:

James William Iron Hague former British Heavyweight Boxing Champion – Plaque Location – Montagu Arms, Mexborough.

Herbert Crossley – British Novice Heavyweight

Harry Crossley – British Cruiser Weight (Champions) – Plaque Location – Queen Street, Swinton.

Harry’s boxing gloves are on display in a specially made display cabinet in Swinton Library as are the brothers’ framed fight records.

William Arthur Morris, Pitman’s Poet and Grandfather of Hollywood Mega-star Julie Andrews – Plaque Location –Corner of  Temperance Street, Swinton.

Alfred Liversidge – Britain’s Fastest Man and trainer of Jem Mace – Plaque Location – Station Hotel, Station Street.

Tony Capstick – Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Broadcaster – Plaque Location – “Cappos Corner” Rowms Lane, Swinton.


Swinton Town Cross – Restoration and re-siting to original location of Swinton Medieval Market, Town or Butter Cross which was at risk.

Location – Chapel Hill Green, Swinton

Funding – Grant from Swinton Community Partnership


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