Sunday, May 28, 2017

A city pays tribute to almighty boxing legend Les Darcy 100 years on

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland will pay homage this week to Les Darcy, whose young life was cut tragically short 100 years ago at the peak of his boxing career.

A number of events will be held across the city to commemorate Darcy’s death, including the unveiling of a plaque, a public ceremony to celebrate Darcy’s life, centenary exhibitions and the re-dedication of a memorial plaque.
Maitland City Council and local service groups have organised a number of events to celebrate the life of Les Darcy.

Maitland City Library will hold “Remembering Les Darcy” starting Tuesday. This will include a slideshow of old photos from Darcy’s funeral displayed on a projector in the library and a new “Walls that Talk” display on the outside of the building.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 22 May 2017.