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Business Records Relating to Billy Wood's Boxing Booth, 1931 - 1974

Reference code: 178H33.1

Scope and Contents

Billy Wood's business records including address books, boxing and wrestling fight details including names of fighters and locations, takings ledger, personal contact directory from 1932 to 1959, business cards for himself and F. Ward amusement caterer, Showmen's Guild membership cards for 1971 and 1974, Ilkeston market toll fair deposit and receipts, a cheque, receipts and correspondence from Orton and Spooner for the construction of show fronts in 1931, City of Nottingham notices to fairground shows and machine owners and Goose Fair floor plan, City of Nottingham receipt for show at the Goose Fair in 1970, a statement by Billy regarding an incident at Football Close, Baldock, Clacton Traders and Industry Fair brochure, correspondence with solicitor, British Boxing Board of Control bulletins, pension or allowance order book, headed letter paper for Somercotes Saxon Amateur Boxing Club, documents from Bryan Elder Chartered Surveyors, letter from Hertfordshire County Council Boxing and Wrestling licence application, letter from the Professional Boxers' Association electing Billy Wood honorary life member, two issues of Amusement Trades Equipment News and other correspondence, business records and promotional images. Manuscript and typescript.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1974


Conditions Governing Access

Items are available to view by appointment in the NFCA reading room

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of the National Fairground and Circus Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material


71 Item(s)

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English


Catalogued according to type

Cultural context



Repository Details

Part of the National Fairground and Circus Archive Repository

The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield South Yorkshire S10 2TN United Kingdom
0114 222 7231