WRESTLING HERITAGE

British wrestling history 

British wrestling history has a name - Heritage


Wrestling Heritage celebrates the glorious days of 

British professional wrestling 

between the years 1930 and 1988.

Wrestling Heritage - Preserving Britain's social history

29th November
George Pencheff

A Visitor from the
Land Down Under
Celebrated by Graeme Cameron





29th November
John Shelvey continues to tell tales of his wrestling adventures in My Wrestling Journey - The Travels of Our Man from Down Under.

29th November
Delivered to Inboxes every Sunday, this week's newsletter includes:
  • Anniversaries
  • A Christmas Song from Tom H
  • From The Main Mask
  • Syd Askin
  • The Martin Campbell Files - Robby Baron



25th November
Eddie Rose returns to

share memories of another of his wrestling heroes.

The Zebra Kid

25th November
A great city for wrestling. Ron’s time machine lands at the Granby Halls in the 1930s.

23rd November
Wrestling halls came in all shapes and sizes. A small cinema in a Staffordshire town where one night a week the wrestlers took over from the actors.

Uttoxeter Regal Cinema in the Gallery

22nd November
This week's newsletter includes:
  • Anniversaries
  • Bob Sherry
  • More French Memories
  • Jack Carroll
  • The Martin Campbell Files - Mark Anthony



22nd November
More from the land down under. John Shelvey continues his wrestling journey.


22nd November
Our tribute to Kangaroo Kennedy has been updated by Heritage's Graeme Cameron, telling us of the days back in Aus.


Wrestling Heritage is a non commercial hobby site produced by two fans of the 1960s and many enthusiastic members. Our aim is simply to celebrate all those involved in British professional wrestling between 1930 and 1988.
Wrestlers A-Z
More than 500 pages of tributes that can be viewed by anyone.
Tributes
Membership is free, easy and gives access to more than 500 pages. The tribute section  reveals more about the stars of yesteryear.
Promoters
Heritage explores the men who made it all happen, the promoters.
Timeline
Remembering  the  key  events  in  British wrestling  history.
Timeline
Places
A journey through the wrestling venues of Britain.
Media
Wrestling and tv, radio, books and magazines
Memories
Keeping the memories alive.
Documents
Sometimes only the facts will do
Gallery
Hundreds of memories, thousands of images.
Reunions
News of the Wrestlers Reunions where you can meet the stars
Talk Wrestling Forum
A link to the forum where memories are shared. This is a separate site requiring it's own membership.
If you are researching a wrestling ancestor Ron Historyo is waiting to help you.


18th November

Thrills, spills, entertainment.

But did wrestlers get hurt? Of course they did, and wrestler Eddie Rose pays tribute to those who suffered injuries and even death.

Wrestlers' Injuries

17th November

Ron Historyo is back on the road. He returns to Halifax, and it's 1960.

Ron has added another album to the Gallery


Halifax 1960

15th November
Blood and Guts

Terry O'Neill is our latest entry to Personality Parade. Read our tribute


15th November
CAGE MATCH
John Shelvey continues to share  his wrestling journey with Heritage readers.


15th November
Odds and Ends maybe, but an interesting new album from The Ost in Gallery.

11th November
Count Bartelli
Another in our series from Eddie Rose as he pays tribute to the great Count Bartelli.

10th November
Basil Coulolias
On the anniversary of his birth in 1927 we have added a tribute to New Zealander Basil Coulolias.

9 November 1955
A momentous day in British wrestling, though we didn't know it at the time. Read of the day wrestling came to tv.


9 November 1942
Death of George DeRelwyskow Sr The death of one of the most celebrated names in British wrestling, 

8th November

Cardiff Memories

In The Newsletter


Shining Stars - the most famous names in wrestling

More Recent Losses

25th October
Jim Isdale R.I.P.
We are saddened to announce the death of Jim Isdale.


31st July
The sad loss of  the one and only Mark Rollerball Rocco, who died today, aged just 69. Read our tribute.



6th July
With sadness we report the death of Heritage member and a fan of seven decades, David Franklin.

More Recent Tributes

1st November
A gentleman by name if not by nature.
Read our tribute to Gentleman Jim Lewis.

25th October

Eddie Rose adds his tribute to the one and only Jack Pye.

Jack Pye

25th October
Eastern Mystery. The West Country wrestler who we knew as Mustapha Nasser.
Mustapha Nasser


27th September

A fiery, bruising  heavyweight from Fleetwood.

Heritage celebrates Lee Scott.

Lee Scott

It's All About the Memories

8th November
John Shelvey continues down he Long and Winding Road.

1st November
John Shelvey resumes his travels.
Join our Man Down Under for Part 11.

1st November
The story of another Heritage member.
Frank Hirshfield
25th October
He's back!
Our Man Down Under - Intermission

Anniversaries

15th October
Harold Francis came to Britain as an American airman. Heritage remembers our wartime friend on the anniversary of his birth in 1918.
18th October
Clyde Hurle was Kangaroo Kennedy.
On the anniversary of his death in 2002 we add our tributeto the one and only Kangaroo Kennedy.
1st October
Few people are more worthy of the label of Pioneer  than Henry Irslinger. Following British wrestling's twenty years in the wilderness it was Irslinger, along with Atholl Oakeley and Benny Sherman, who introduced All-In wrestling to Britain in 1930.

30th September
Arguably the   most sensational wrestler to impact the British scene in the sixties and a major player in those golden years, pursuing a glittering undefeated run and returning on several occasions .......
Wrestling Heritage celebrates the great Ricky Starr on the anniversary of his death in 2014.
Read our tribute


The Galleries - Where a picture is worth a thousand words

12th November
Ron Historyo's time machine lands again with three albums from wrestling's golden days
  • Halifax 1959
  • Bath
  • Glastonbury

3rd November
Travel back in time with The Ost as he adds a collection of 1959 Posters to the Gallery.


20th October
A town famous for Mackintosh toffee, a bank and the wrestling.
Guess why Ron Historyo visited.



19th September
Ron Historyo, The Archivist, delves deep into the vaults.
This time he returns with
Runcorn Pre 1950s
Widnes

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