Local heroes

On 9 September 1845, in front of 10,000 people in a field near Stony Stratford, William “Bendigo” Thompson beat “Big Ben” Caunt over 93 rounds in a grudge match for the heavyweight title of England. Both were bare-knuckle fighters, holders of the title at different times and both were from Nottinghamshire. They are commemorated in churchyards 6 miles … More Local heroes