WRESTLING HERITAGE

British wrestling history 

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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

24th January
WRESTLERS

Not one, but two for the price of one as we add Fighting Irishmen to Personality Parade.


Fighting Irishmen

24th January
MEMORIES

Memorable Moments.

Graeme Cameron has many memorable moments from the 2000 Olympics. In the third and final part he shares two of the most special ones.

My Olympic Experience Part 3

24th January
WRESTLERS


A giant of a man.

Not the greatest of wrestlers, yet Carver Doone was a star of the 1930s. Wrestling Heritage adds a tribute to One of the Top Wrestlers of the 1930s.


Carver Doone


24th January

NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter includes:


  • Anniversaries
  • Down the Palais
  • Mike Donlevy
  • Willie Collins Part 1
  • A Disappointing Night for Bernard
  • Kent Walton's Top 50

23rd January

ANNIVERSARY

On this day in 1935 the first wrestling tournament at Hastings St Leonards.


Read Hastings Grappling

19th January
ANNOUNCEMENT

We are saddened to report the death of Mike Donlevy on Sunday.


Read our tribute to Mike Donlevy

17th January

MEMORIES
Graeme Cameron remembers a few of those he encountered at the Olympic Games.

My Olympic Experience Part 2

 

17th January

PLACES

It's time for the sixth and final round from Martin Campbell. Golden memories from The Golden Days for Fenland

Read the Golden Days For Fenland


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.


17th January

WRESTLERS

Wrestling Heritage remembers the Leeds based Croatian Milan Prica.

Read our tribute to Milan Prica

12th January

ANNIVERSARY
On this day in 1926 the birth of Jackie Pallo.

Read our tribute to Jackie Pallo

11th January

ANNIVERSARY

On this day in 2011 the death of Paul Lincoln.

Read our tribute to Paul Lincoln

10th January
MEMORIES

John Shelvey reaches the end of the journey, for now anyway, as we conclude with part 20 of 

My Wrestling Journey

Or begin all over again at part 1

10th January

ANNIVERSARY

On this day in 1993 the death of Ian Campbell.

Read our tribute to Ian Campbell

10th January

MEMORIES

A new series launches with the first of three parts recalling Graeme Cameron's memories of the part he played in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

My Olympic Experience

10th January

ANNIVERSARY

On anniversary of his death in 1993 we remember Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

10th January

PLACES

More entertaining tales from Martin Campbell as Joint Promotions muscle in to independent country


Golden Days for Fenland Round 5

Shining Stars - the most famous names in wrestling

More Recent Losses

14th December
WRESTLERS


7th December
WRESTLERS
Sad news received from former promoter Ron Farrar of the death of  Milan Prica.
Read our tribute to the Leeds based Yugoslavia,

2nd December
NEWS

Sadly we report the death of former referee and MC Mal Mason on 1st December.

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


More Recent Tributes

20th December
WRESTLERS
Our latest entry to Personality Parade.
Read our tribute to Hans Streiger.

18th December
WRESTLERS
A tribute to an Olympian wrestler with a unique place in India's wrestling history.

Read our tribute to
11th December
TRIBUTES
Wrestling Heritage remembers one of the great Lancashire Catch as Catch Can wrestlers from the 1920s. With thanks to the Pennington family


2nd  December
WRESTLERS
One of the biggest personalities of British wrestling with a career that spanned six deades, Johnny Kwango was the King of the Hwadbutts. He's our latest addition to Personality Parade. Read our tribute...

It's All About the Memories

3rd January

MEMORIES

We near the end of the road, for the time being anyway, with the penultimate tale of life down under.

My Wrestling Journey Part 19

20th December
MEMORIES
My Wrestling Journey - The Travels of Our Man Down Under 

There’ll always be an England….


13th December
MEMORIES
Our wandering Aussie friend continues his journey. John Shelvey has been part of the Heritage family since we began in 2007. Long may it continue.

6th December
MEMORIES
Big John and the Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men (almost go astray)

The latest instalment of John Shelvey's wrestling journey.



Places

3rd January

PLACES

More Golden Days where charity began at home, with a look at Anglia Promotions and their stars.

The Golden Days for Fenland Part 4

20th December
PLACES
Get ready for round 3.
Big Bill is Out on the Road


13th December
PLACES
Golden Days for Fenland
Are you ready for round two?
We are.

6th December
PLACES
Martin Campbell continues his journey in search of Britain's best wrestling amongst the independents and a few others. 

Anniversaries

9th January

ANNIVERSARY

On the anniversary of his birth in 1941 read our tribute to Danny Lynch
Danny Lynch

9th January

ANNIVERSARY

On the anniversary of his death in 2002 read our tribute to Les Kellett

Les Kellett


5th January

ANNIVERSARY

On the anniversary of his death in 1998 read our tribute to George Kidd.

George Kidd

4th January

ANNIVERSARY

On the anniversary of his death in 2012 read our tribute to Dave Bond.

Dave Bond

The Galleries - Where a picture is worth a thousand words

2nd January
GALLERIES

Join The Ost down at the Hackney Empire in his latest Galleries album

Hackney Empire

29th December
GALLERIES

New albums in the Gallery from Ron Historyo

Garfield's Tours

Rhyl 1950

27th December
GALLERIES

New albums in the Gallery from The Ost

Sutton in Ashfield

Kirby In Ashfield

17th December
GALLERIES
Ron Historyo continues to catalogue wrestling in Leicester in the 1950s and 1960s.

Heritage Weekly Newsletter

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17th January
NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter :

  • Anniversaries
  • The Wrestlers
  • The Martin Campbell Files
  • Fanpower 
  • Kent Walton's Top 50
  • You've Never Had It So Good
    The Newsletter

10th January
NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter includes:

  • Anniversaries
  • Lord James Blears
  • Cardiff Tales
  • That Saturday Feeling
  • Terry Rudge
  • Kent Walton's Top 50
  • In The Beginning

3rd January
NEWSLETTER

The opening newsletter of the year:

  • Anniversaries
  • Dave Bond
  • The Christmas Song Book
  • The Time Machine - 1970
  • Kent Walton's Top 50

The Newsletter

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