Come join #NottsMan for the second in our series of events appreciating our citeh. After helping out Dave Cockle Man Bartram get back on his feet @ The Angel Microbrewery, we are now heading to the top of Mansfield Road to The Maze formerly known as The Forest Tavern, to appreciate the legend that is Bendigo.
Wherever in the world you are reading this, you will discover that the story of William ‘Bendigo’ Thompson is a compelling one.
Born in Nottingham England during the early 1800’s, despite being illiterate and poor, his physique and agility as a prize fighter brought him success. His outspoken character and record in the ring attracted a massive fan base, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote a verse to the fighter.
He went on to become the undefeated Champion of England and is credited with introducing the ‘southpaw’ boxing stance, with his reputation was known throughout the world and the city of Bendigo in Australia is named after him. Bendigo was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.
Live bands, comedy, poets, and DJs to be announced