RECENT NOSTALGIA: boxing champ Barry McGuigan floored the guests with his repartee at Sleaford and District Lions Club

World champion boxer Barry McGuigan was guest at Sleaford and District Lions Club's sportsman's dinner in 1992. EMN-171002-084744001
World champion boxer Barry McGuigan was guest at Sleaford and District Lions Club's sportsman's dinner in 1992. EMN-171002-084744001

Former world featherweight boxing champ Barry McGuigan floored the guests with his repartee at the Sleaford and District Lions Club sportsman’s dinner in February 1992. He is pictured with club president Andy Varney and activities chairman Stephen Hill.

Max Ewen contacted us about our previous week’s photo of the Sleaford Town Band from 1968. He tells us that he played cornet in the band but had left before the picture.

He recognised lead cornet player and bandmaster Walter Onyon sitting behind the music stand to the left of the picture, who he described as “a true musical virtuoso” who taught him and other pupils from Sleaford Secondary Modern School to play instruments.

The euphonium player standing second left was Mr Clay. Back row third from the right, in tie and glasses is Mr Moss who played Bb bass.

Mr Ewen said: “I took part in that brass band contest in 1961. It took place in Leicester and we played a piece called Four Little Maids. Our conductor was Mr Gledhill.”