Sports in Leicester (Papers of Chris Pyatt)

Scope and Content

The majority of the collection relates to the sports management of Granby Halls with specific reference to Chris Pyatt, who is a former professional boxer in the middleweight division. The papers include correspondence between Pyatt's manager, Frank Warren and Granby Halls director, Stephen Humphries and other ephemera such as posters, event management memos and seating plans. Additionally this collection also contains papers from other sports clubs and venues from around Leicester such as Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium.

Administrative / Biographical History

The venue, opened in 1915, was originally used for Leicester's army recruits during World War one. However, after the war it became a place for sport and entertainment and hosted many sporting competitions and events. The building was later demolished in 2001 when it became derelict and the council deemed it too expensive to maintain. Papers found on site were donated through the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for general access, external researchers are advised to contact the archivist to make an appointment

Acquisition Information

International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University

Other Finding Aids

An item list is available from the archivist upon request.

Archivist's Note

Listed by Trainee Archives Assistant, David Millns

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

Appraisal Information

Duplicates have been removed from the collection.

Custodial History

The collection was created by Granby Halls sports centre in Leicester and was then given to the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University who then passed it on to the DMU special collections.

Location of Originals

The content in the collection is original.