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National Sporting Club Admiral Russell + National Sporting Club

Plaque: National Sporting Club

Erection date: 12/10/2015

Inscription

This building was once known as the National Sporting Club, March 1891 - October 1929, which,under its president Hugh Cecil Lowther the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale and co-founders Arthur 'Peggy' Bettinson & John Fleming, became the home of modern glove boxing.
The London Ex-Boxers Association
City of Westminster

Site: Admiral Russell + National Sporting Club (2 memorials)

WC2, King Street, 43, Thomas Archer House

In 1714 Russell was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and that year he commissioned this house at 43 King Street from the architect Thomas Archer.

From Spamosphere: "The grand entrance hall featured part of an ornately carved staircase that had once belonged to Lord Russell’s flagship, Britannia.";

Arthur Lloyd gives the history of this building. 1772 it became a hotel, then a theatre and supper room, Evans's. c.1850 a music hall was built at the back. The interior of the building has since been completely modernised. We wonder what happened to the staircase.

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National Sporting Club

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National Sporting Club

Founded by John Fleming and A. F. "Peggy" Bettinson. First president Hugh Cec...

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Arthur 'Peggy' Bettinson

Co-founder National Sporting Club. Born Arthur Frederick Bettinson at 8 Edwar...

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John Fleming

Co-founder National Sporting Club. Manager of The Pelican Club (opened in Ger...

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Hugh Cecil Lowther, fifth Earl of Lonsdale

Sportsman and profligate bon vivant, a life-style enabled through his vast in...

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National Sporting Club

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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National Sporting Club

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Admiral Edward Russell

Here lived and died Admiral Edward Russell, Earl of Orford. Born 1653, died 1...

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