EPW042219 ENGLAND (1933). Shepherd's Bush, crowds gathering for a boxing match at White City Stadium (possibly Jack Petersen/Jack Doyle fight), 1933

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Title [EPW042219] Shepherd's Bush, crowds gathering for a boxing match at White City Stadium (possibly Jack Petersen/Jack Doyle fight), 1933
Reference EPW042219
Date July-1933
Link
Place name SHEPHERD'S BUSH
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 522989, 180808
Longitude / Latitude -0.2274382690765, 51.512312008757
National Grid Reference TQ230808

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The finishing line of the Olympic marathon is marked on the piazza of this BBC site, just outside where the "One Show" studios used to be, until December 2013.

mike18
Sunday 19th of January 2014 01:52:42 PM
This is the site of BBC Television Centre, built in the late 1950's. A small section of tiled flooring from the White City Exhibition (shown in this photo) still exists in the audience queuing area outside studio TC1. Let's hope it survives the current redevelopment of this site.

mike18
Sunday 19th of January 2014 01:49:03 PM
West Way. Before the coming of the modern Westway road

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:21:46 AM
Queen's Park Rangers, Loftus Road Ground

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:17:49 AM

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:16:53 AM
A4020 Uxbridge Road

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:16:23 AM

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:15:42 AM

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:15:05 AM

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:14:39 AM
Frithville Gardens

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:13:52 AM
Generating station for the Metropolitan and GWR joint line

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:13:24 AM
Wood Lane Station - in 1916 run jointly by the Metropolitan Railway and the GWR

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:12:33 AM
Central Line to West Acton. Approximately the site of the new White City Station opened in November 1947

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:09:01 AM
Electricity generating station for the tube railway

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:06:08 AM
Wood Lane Station on the Central London Railway. This was the western end of the system and the railway ran round the depot in a loop which opened in Mat 1920 and closed in November 1947. The Central Line, as it became known, originally opened in 1900, with coaches hauled by electric locomotives. It was extended to West Action in 1920 and a new Wood Lane Station built on the extension and opened in November 1947

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:04:48 AM
Central London Railway Depot at Wood Lane

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:00:06 AM
"Flip-flap" ride.

David Parry
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 09:00:18 AM

User Comment Contributions

Home venue for London Highfield Rugby League 1933-34

gerry-r
Sunday 15th of June 2014 10:38:51 PM
This was Jack Petersen's eighth British Heavyweight title fight and he was the defending British Heavyweight champ. The fight was against Jack Doyle, a young boxer from County Cork and it was mired in controversy. The bout, in July 1933, was held at the White City Stadium in front of a crowd of about 30,000 but estimates of the crowd go as high as 60,000.



It lasted less than two rounds as Doyle was disqualified for repeatedly punching low (three quick punches in succession). Doyle was subsequently suspended for six months by the Control Board and his purse of £5,000 was withheld.

Allen T
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 03:34:05 PM
The date of the fight was July 12th 1933 which also handily confirms the date the photos were taken.

Allen T
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 03:34:05 PM
Wood Lane. More on the history of the area on Wikipedia here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Lane

MB
Wednesday 26th of June 2013 11:25:00 AM
Amazing to see the White City exhibition buildings. I believe at this time (1933) it was seeing out its last few exhibition centre years as a venue for textile fairs. Then used during WWII for parachute manufacture before part of the site was redeveloped as the BBC Television Centre.

David Parry
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 09:01:24 AM