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The Riot Squad
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Craig Davies writes:

I used to love watching my grandad mc Fred Downes as a child at great Yarmouth where could I get some good photos of him in the ring?

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November 5, 2017 at 3:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Hack
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You must have some memories to share Craig, we'd like to hear them.

Is this your grandad, promoter at Thetford?


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November 12, 2017 at 4:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Norfolk Snake
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I always thought Fred Downes was a great MC, he did the dale Martin shows at King's Lynn in the early 80s. If anyone wants to check out Fred have a look at Quinn v Caswell Martin when Wayne Bridges comes in at the start, Fred Downes is an equal star of the show in the pre-match bundle and I can recall other TV appearences when his enthusiam almost bubbles over. I always thought John Harris was the best MC of that era swiftly followed by Fred (far better than Brian Crabtree !!), they both gave wrestling a professional sheen rather than Brian's rather more over the top sensationalizing. I think Fred Downes used to run an antique shop in Attleborough (in Norfolk) but was he a former wrestler does anyone know ?

November 12, 2017 at 4:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Anglo Italian
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Well said.  Enthusiastic - that was Fred Downes.

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Still trying to work out what was going on!

November 13, 2017 at 2:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

David Mantell
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Fred Downes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGvtg-Lipp8

November 13, 2017 at 2:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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