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Plaque: Tom Cribb Public House


Tom Cribb
Tom Cribb was the British bare-knuckle boxing champion between 1809 and 1822 and had his first fight in 1805 after returning from the navy, Cribb became a coal porter at Wapping and was known by the nickname "The Black Diamond", it was using this ring name that Cribb won his first fight after 76 rounds, the pub which appears to date from the early 1900's was widely known as "Cribb's Parlour" and featured in M.W. Thackeray's Vanity Fair and was also referred to by Arthur Conan Doyle in Rodney Stone as "Tom Cribb's Salon", it's (sic) name was officially changed in 1960 in his honour.

Site: Tom Cribb Public House (3 memorials)

SW1, Panton Street, 36

The Richmond plaque can be seen in our photo, between the lamppost and the two blackboards.

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Tom Cribb Public House

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Tom Cribb

Bare-knuckle fighter. Born at Hanham, Gloucestershire. He moved to London at ...

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Born in Edinburgh where he trained as a doctor. Extremely successful writer o...

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William Thackeray

Novelist. Born Calcutta, full name William Makepeace Thackeray.  Best known f...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Tom Cribb Public House

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Bill Richmond

Bill Richmond, freed slave, boxer, entrepreneur, spent the last evening of hi...

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Tom Cribb English Heritage

Tom Cribb, 1781 - 1848, bare knuckle champion lived here. English Heritage 

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