|Richard O Smith with two of the books he has written|
The date is set for the 2014 annual dinner of the Old Bostonian Association. It will be held on Saturday 22 March 2014 at the Boston & County Club.
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the guest speaker will be Richard O Smith.
Have you heard of gravy wrestling, F1 pram racing, 100m in high heels and dwile flonking? These are just some of the weird and bizarre sports uncovered by Richard O Smith in his book, Britain’s Most Eccentric Sports. Richard is a writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show among others.
According to Richard, he “was at BGS for 7 years, though I didn’t ever pass any exams! Got told by a teacher ‘thinking up jokes isn’t going to get you anywhere in life, Smith!’. True, although it did get me a writing job on Dara O’Briain’s last BBC2 series!”.
He grew up in Freiston, and started his writing career as Freiston and Butterwick correspondent for The Standard, before setting up the Boston United Fanzine From Behind Your Fences. He was named as National Football Writer of the Year as a result of his work on this publication, which led him to work with The Independent and When Saturday Comes.