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George Dilks' Kit

George Dilks' Kit


South Elmsall Library


Barnsley Road,
South Elmsall,
West Yorkshire,


‘It’s a Knockout!’

The museum hub at South Elmsall Library has been redeveloped for 2019.

The hub offers a flexible space to provide a museum offer in the south of the district which is further away from other museum sites.

This new display centres on local boxing legend William ‘George’ Dilks. The South Elmsall area has a proud boxing heritage and alongside other boxing notables from the area like Bobby Hinds and Don Stacey, George Dilks went on to enjoy great local support during his heyday in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The hub displays George’s kit kindly loaned by his family who still live in the town. There is also a digital photographic display featuring photographs of George alongside other boxing related images from the museum collections.

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See location of South Elmsall Library on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 467111  Lat: 53.59439 Long: -1.29588

By Road:
South Elmsall Library is situated in the centre of the village on the main road between Netto's and South Elmsall Fire Station.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Pontefract Monkhill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station


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