"My father (also called George
McBean) passed away a few years back, but he and his brother John
McBean used to be members and supporters of the Sparta Boxing Club
in the 1940s and 1950s.
After the war we lived in Duke Street,
Leith. Around 1952, my father used to take me along to
the boxing where he helped out. This was the era of Tommy
McGuiness and of course Kenny Buchanan.
I believe that the photo above would
have been taken in 1952, or possibly 1951. The reason I know
the date is because that's me in the front row, as the smallest
person, behind the large cup. I think I was four at
George McBean, New Town, Edinburgh: November 4+14, 2012