Eddie Rose https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/ Eddie Rose Lew Roberts (Left) 2010 30 years on... two "athletes" from a by-gone era: my old mate Lew Roberts (left) of Criccieth, N. Wales but now living in exile in Crewe! Photo taken at Bury. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119374999 119374999 A Newcomer 1965 First wrestling pose - and it's haunted me ever since. Fashion note: the gown was in black and green lurex and was sold on to Gustav Le Brun of Blackpool for five bob! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119375000 119375000 Party Time Mr Smith's, Manchester with Jackie Pallo. Also in shot are Elsie de Relwyskow and my wife Marie https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119375001 119375001 Outside the ring around 1982 Outside the ring - posing! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119375638 119375638 O'Donnell & Penzekoff Frank O'Donnell Eddie Rose and Ivan Penzekoff at the Artiste's Bar, King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester 1965 https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119375787 119375787 Two wrestling shots versus Ian Mad Dog Wilson, Manchester 1979 versus Mark Wayne, Glossop 1984 https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119375809 119375809 In the ring Holding opponent for a pin https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119376214 119376214 Monaco Ballroom,Wigan versus Mark Wayne at Monaco, Wigan, 1984 https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119376215 119376215 Eddie Rose Wedding day 1964 with wife Marie and two wrestling guests: Gentleman Jim Lewis and Joey https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119566639 119566639 Eddie Rose: Football Wrestlers Football Team versus Manchester Model Agency. Hans Streiger, Ian Mad Dog Wilson, Jack Robinson, Abe Ginsberg and Eddie Rose ([partly obscured by Ginsy's hand). Who scored? !! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119566810 119566810 Eddie Rose Taking a bump courtesy of Pete Lindberg during a charity show at Disley nr Stockport around 1978 https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119876012 119876012 Eddie Rose Northern Area Champioship victory over Roy Fortuna of Manchester in mid-70s https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082540 120082540 Mark Wayne Often billed as "The Prince Charming of the Ring" https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082541 120082541 Peter Lindberg (Stockport) Just one of his amazing feats of strength. Appeared on TV many times doing this act. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082542 120082542 Jack Rowland & Jim Moser Two good mates of ours, that is,of the Manchester lads! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082543 120082543 Paul Duval One of the Sunday morning gang from Wryton Stadium, Bolton, known as Harry https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082544 120082544 Terry Downs Fallowfield, Manchester. A one time near neighbour and friend. Classic bouts versus Colin Joynson, Al Brown, Alan Dennison and Jack Dempsey https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082545 120082545 Chic Purvey (Pitlochry) Ring villain but outside the ring the most generous of men. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082546 120082546 Ivan Penzekoff "Penzie" from Bolton - another character. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082547 120082547 Paul Mitchell Another good old friend from the Black Panther gym in Manchester and Wryton Stadium Sunday mornings. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082548 120082548 Bob Francini a talented amateur and an excellent musician from Stockport. Also worked as Jack/Roy LaRue prior to Francini https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082549 120082549 Billy Robinson At his house in Failsworth after a successful trip to USA - the legendary Billy Robinson https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082550 120082550 Hassan Ali Bey Lived in north Manchester. One of the top men in his day. Jack Pye in the grapevine. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082551 120082551 Tony Barrie (Manchester) ex Black Panther gym. Had great potential but did not stay in the business for long. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082552 120082552 Leon Arras with Billy Two Rivers & Ernie Baldwin. What a character, a talent and a showman! - and Billy wasn't bad, too! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082553 120082553 Mark Wayne Giving me a bit of stick. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082554 120082554 John Naylor The Golden Ace - a classic Wigan wrestler https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082555 120082555 Jack Rowland Beau Jack in his later years https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082556 120082556 HP "H.P." The name that was never mentioned. Les Thornton of Salford did great in North America. Wrested as Henri Pierlot in UK - a wrestling supersition, a name if mentioned tempted bad luck https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082557 120082557 Count Bartelli The best masked wrestler ever and very good friend to so many. Photos by Lew Roberts, a good mate of Bartelli's. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120082558 120082558 Joe Keegan One of three wrestling brothers from Rochdale. Very skilled wrestler and a friendly & courteous man. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121285423 121285423 All friends John Ford (promoter) Jack Cassidy (in cowboy hat) Lew Roberts (white shirt) The Red Devil in his best suit https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121286175 121286175 Tommy Man v Chic Purvey Tommy's club, The Ristorante Club Roma, was a favourite meeting place for wrestlers, sports people and TV actors from BBC & Granada in 1960s. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121286176 121286176 Tiger Delmonte A dear old mate and first class boxer in his days before wrestling. Another from the Black Panther gym; there's a couple of good stories about Del and if anyone knows his whereabouts let me know. Last heard of in Urmston area of Manchester where he was coaching young boxers. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121286177 121286177 A classic.. Hans Streiger and Billy Two Rivers signing for a bout witnessed by Ken Else, the Kangaroo Kid who acted as Streiger's agent on occasions https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121286178 121286178 Scottish Team Campbell, MacDonald, Hannon and Purvey in best kilt and tucker. Bill McDonald was a near neighbour in Manchester prior to his untimely death. His son was the landlord of the pub in "Only Fools & Horses" https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121286179 121286179 Sugar Ray Francis/Dodo/The Zulu One of the best as a wrestler and a friend. I had some of my best bouts with "Ezzie". A True Blue from Maine Road! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121870361 121870361 Changing roles Ian "Mad Dog" Wilson 2011 vintage as an MC at top wrestling shows https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121870362 121870362 Changing roles Ian Wilson giving me some pain with the referee looking on: Brian Dixon, no less who became a top promoter. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121870363 121870363 Best Tag Team When this photo was taken the Beatles asked, repeat asked, to be snapped with the Royals, Bert and Vic : the Bolton brothers were THAT big at the time (late 60s) https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=121870364 121870364 Romeo Joe Critchley Joe in holiday and lady-killing mood: taken at Ayr and sent to me by Dale Storm recently https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122361284 122361284 Manchester Hardcore '60s & 70s Ian "Mad Dog" Wilson, Brendan Moriarty, Roy Fortuna, Pete Lindberg, Eddie Rose. The caption on newspaper photo is incorrect. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122361285 122361285 Cartoon featured in a magazine many years ago:Eddie Rose is the good looking one being headlocked by someone who looks like Alf Rawlins although I never wrestled him. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122361286 122361286 Romeo Joe Critchley (again) Joe "pulls" another one! (Photo courtesy of Dale Storm) https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122451008 122451008 "Ginsy" The face only a mother could love. Abe Ginsberg. I was his tag partner for a short while and he scared me to death! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122456377 122456377 The Uncrowned King of the Ring: Jack Pye The last wrestling photo before his retirement. THE top man for so many years. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122456378 122456378 Alf Cadman on the receiving end from Massambula Top class wrestler and top class guy. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122456379 122456379 Frank O'Donnell OTT at times and golfing fanatic. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=122456380 122456380 Pre-bout instructions Dai Glynn (ref) Paul Carpentier, John Ford (promoter/MC) & Cowboy Jack Cassidy https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125143571 125143571 Big Bill Coverdale One of Manchester's finest: ex-Airborne and was landlord of the Blackford Bridge pub before it burnt down https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125143951 125143951 Ben from Levenshulme (Manchester) Can't spell his Polish name but a great guy to work with https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125143952 125143952 Two of the best Lee Sharon (top) whispered in my ear during a bout: "I love you Eddie Rose." There's no answer to that! Pat Curry a Salford legend. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125143953 125143953 Pedro and Stoker ...and they had the cheek to call me and Ian Wilson "Weft and Warp" ! Many of the following half dozen or so photos are from Lew Roberts, many thanks. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125143954 125143954 Tribute to Alec Burton - an old mate much missed by all the Manchester wrestlers versus Lew Roberts https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144925 125144925 Alex Burton Alex got the better of this bargain (with John Ford, Dai Glynn and Lew Roberts) https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144926 125144926 Lew Roberts, Welsh Wizard Alex Burton in a painful hold https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144927 125144927 Alec Burton Alex died tragically when his ring van collapsed on top of him at Birch Services on the M62. This photo looks as if he's waving Goodbye. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144928 125144928 Trouble ! Brian Dixon trying to get the Klondykes to play fair. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144929 125144929 Jack Martin V Bill Coverdale https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144930 125144930 Jack Martin One of the toughest lads in the business https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125144931 125144931 Dale Storm Top Scottish Middleweight 1970s https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125521712 125521712 Bruce Welch feels th pain after Andy Robin's submission hold Bruce said Hercules (Robin's bear) was no threat; it was Andy you had to look out for! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125521713 125521713 Joe Critchley wrist locks Dale Storm Looks as if Joe's borrowed Rikki Starr's footware for the evening. You never knew what to expect with Joe... https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125521714 125521714 Rothesay bill Spartan Promotions from around 1969 -70. Look at the prices yet the wages were good. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125521715 125521715 Dale Storm Dale (right) with Billy McNeill & Willie Henderson at a SFA function. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126680196 126680196 Mike " Flash" Jordan One of Manchester's best ever professionals. I'm proud to say that he did a lot of his introductory work with me and other "regulars" at the Black Panther gym. Had great bouts versus Jim Breaks, George Kidd and Johnny Saint. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=126680199 126680199 Gustav LeBrun (Right) Photo taken in ring before Gustav's debut bout versus me in Manchester. Six round draw. NOTE: the green lurex gown's new destination (photo 2 in this gallery) https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128311734 128311734 Roy Fortuna of Manchester Levenshulme based middleweight of distinction - and a True Blue City fan! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129231949 129231949 Count Bartelli's famous pose... ...beats Hercules the Bear though. https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129231950 129231950 Mike O'Hagan Mad Mike to the public - and to anyone else who knew him! Popular Scottish wrestler based in Ayr during the 1970/80s https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129231951 129231951 The Inimitable Jack Dempsey great worker https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129231952 129231952 The Riot Squad are these the guys who run this website? https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129231953 129231953 Belle Vue photo from the Wrestler by Phil Childs. Some names on this bill! https://www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129231954 129231954