Thank you to June
Sutherland for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of the
boxer, Jackie Brown, being welcomed back to his home in Lyne
Street, Abbeyhill, in July 1958 with the Gold Medal that he won in
the Flyweight contest at the Empire Games (now Commonwealth Games)
at Cardiff, Wales.
Lyne Street Welcome
"I lived at Lyne Street from the 1950s
until the 1970s, first in a ground floor flat, then in a top flat
at 9 Lyne Street, the same address as Jackie Brown.
Does anyone remember me, or any of my
- I am the smallest child in
this photo, in the centre, smiling at the camera.
- My brother, Ian, is
centre-right, between the two boys holding flags.
- My sister, Irene, is on the
far left, holding a flag.
My Dad, Colin Sutherland, was a
freelance boxing reporter. He wrote for 'Boxing News' and
the 'Daily Mail', and later for 'The Scotsman'' Sadly,
he passed away in 1987.
June Sutherland: December 24, 2010 + January