By the end of 1932 we find Stan back in Britain, wrestling at Blackfriars in London. On his return prospects for young wrestlers were looking much brighter, with Atholl Oakeley and Henri Irslinger having introduced all-in wrestling to the country. The business was booming and Stan was ready and able to take advantage of these new opportunities. Stan received bookings in Britain with posters proclaiming “The Cockney Kid who broke the hearts of the Yanks by making their big beef look cheap.” On 25th September, 1933, Stan wrestled at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, France, where he lost to the world rated American Ben Sherman.
For the remainder of the decade Stan was a regular worker throughout the country, though mostly in southern England, often cited as Eastern Counties Heavyweight Champion. Opponents were the top heavyweights of the decade, including Islington Hercules Bert Assirati, Jack Pye, and, of course, Black Butcher Johnson.
Our last recorded match for Stan Roberts is in July, 1939 against Aussie the Butcher. Shortly afterwards, with the outbreaks of war, Stan was called up to the Royal Air Force where he served as a Physical Training Instructor.
Stanley Roberts died on 12th September, 1998.