NOSTALGIA - Barry popped in for union’s grand opening

Former Boxing champion Barry McGuigan opening the new offices of the GMB Union and launching the Professional Boxers's Association with Jerry Nelson, of the GMB. w8583a20  2001
Former Boxing champion Barry McGuigan opening the new offices of the GMB Union and launching the Professional Boxers's Association with Jerry Nelson, of the GMB. w8583a20 2001
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His visited coincided with the opening of the GMB union’s new offices on College Grove Road.

The lunion helped the ex-boxer set up his organisation.

Jerry Nelson, regional secretary of the GMB said: “We have been pleased to help Barry set up the boxers’ union.”

The GMB Union moved its office to the Merrie City from Leeds in November 2000. The spent £150,000 refurbishing Grove Hall, which became their new home.

Mr Nelson added: “We moved from Leeds to improve facilities for our staff and members. The Wakefield premises provides us with more space and better parking.”