What a lovely project with which to be involved, putting a statue into a local park. Teddy Baldock (24 May 1907 — 8 March 1971) was a famous boxer in the 1920s and 30s, nicknamed the Pride of Poplar. He won the British bantamweight title, British Empire bantamweight title, and World Bantamweight Title (at the age of 19 in 1927). Leaside Planning Ltd worked with his grandson, Martin Sax and the artist Carl Payne and sponsor Poplar HARCA to achieve the permissions necessary and project managed the introduction of the statue in Langdon Park, just a 100 metres from where Teddy’s house once stood.
Picture credits: Martin Sax and the Teddy Baldock Sports Benevolent Fund
Poplar HARCA and the Teddy Baldock Sports Benevolent Fund
Completed (planning approved September 2013)