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

5th December
Happy Birthday Adrian Street

2nd December
Tom H is in the festive spirit. A new addition to the Wrestling Heritage Christmas Songbook. Thanks Tom.

2nd December
On the anniversary of his death on 2nd December, 1997, Shirley Crabtree has been added to Personality Parade

No British wrestler continues to arouse such emotional responses more than twenty years after his death as Shirley Crabtree. The mere mention of his name invariably results in disparate opinions that range from the man who rejuvenated British wrestling to the man who single handedly destroyed the business.
The Big Easy, Easy, Easy

1st December

Giant Haystacks died on 29th November, 1988.

He is remembered in this week's Heritage Newsletter.

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Wrestling Heritage Newsletters

1st December
The Wrestling Heritage Christmas Songbook is open until 5th January. Lots of festive tribute songs from Andy, Bernard, Chris Newman, TomH, Hack, Martin, Mikey 370.
Send us your song and we will add it to the Songbook

24th November
Romeo Joe is in Personality Parade. Or maybe that should be Personality Plus Parade.

The Lancashire town of Wigan is famed for a rugby team,  pies, Uncle Joe's Mintballs, and wrestlers the enthusiasts call shooters – real wrestlers who know how to hurt an opponent. We are talking the likes of Jack Dempsey, Billy Joyce, the Rileys and most of the well known Wigan wrestlers. Romeo Joe Critchley was not in this category.....

See more of Johnny Kincaid, Karl Heinz, Tony Scarlo, Glitterboy Evans  and others than you ever thought possible.
Move over Calendar Girls.

The Blackpool Wrestlers’ Reunion 2020 Calendar
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Needing help?
If you are researching a wrestling ancestor Ron Historyo is waiting to help you. Ron and the Heritage team have helped dozens of families discover their family's wrestling past.

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24th November
Sad news as we hear of the death of another 1960s wrestler, Fazal Ilahi.
Fazal, a father of seven and grandfather of thirty
children, died on the morning of his grand daughter’s
wedding. His death is all the more tragic because it
appears to be connected with his former employment
in a factory producing asbestos clothing.....

17th November
Wrestling Heritage celebrates Scotland's Chic Purvey on the anniversary of his death in 1996.

There was no mistaking Chic Purvey. A rough, tough middleweight in his trademark tartan trunks; a master of the forearm smash, blindside skulduggery and a nice look of contempt for the paying public...... Read more 

10th November
Mike Demitre has joined Personality Parade.
For anyone who was interested in professional wrestling in the mid Twentieth century the name Mike Demitre is one that is known and respected. By the 1960s it was his role as an authoritative referee for which most people now remember him, yet the stories of one of the great wrestlers of previous decades have endured to this day....

10th November
An Addition to the A-Z
We all know that not everyone could make it to wrestling stardom. Often it was due to lack of talent, but in the case of Wilf Archer it wasn’t a lack of wrestling talent but  due to talents in other fields.

10th November
Anniversary of Basil Coulolias
New Zealand's Basil Coulolias was born on 10th November, 1927.

2nd November

Happy Birthday Tony Scarlo

Heritage sends birthday greetings to Tony Scarlo who celebrates his birthday on 2nd November

Cockney Spirit

27th October

Death of Lee Sharron

We are saddened to announce the death of Leeds heavyweight Lee Sharron.

Read our tribute

27th October

Additions to the A-Z

We have ten new entrants to our A-Z

Shirley Crabtree Sr ...... Emperor (1980s) ..... Tiny Greenhill ..... Tommy Mack ..... Fazal Mohammed .....Karl Romsky ..... Harry Walker ..... Earl Warwick ..... Dave Webb .... Nonga Womba

27th October

In His Father's Likeness

Heritage remembers Ernie Riley on the anniversary of his death in 2000.

Read more

20th October


Chameleon was one of the names used by Barnsley's Alan Manterfield in the 1940s, but could equally have applied to Bradford's Alan Dennison, a man of contrasting styles.

Read more
20th October, 2019
Death of Jim Howard
The British Wrestlers Reunion have announced the death of Dale Martin second Jim Howard. A regular attendant at the Kent Reunion Jim always had plenty of time to spend talking about the old days. We will miss him, as will many others. We send our condolences to Jim's family and friends.

13th October

Welsh Davey's Cardiff Collection

See them here

13th October, 2019

The Golden Age of Wrestling - Fact or Fiction?

Ray Hulm asks the question. He gets the answers.

Read more

11th October

Wrestling Heritage remembers Jack Sherry on the anniversary of his death in 1969.

On The Trail of Jack Sherry

Top Wrestlers of the 1930s - Jack Sherry


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