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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

21st February

TIMELINE SPECIALS

It's Round three. Grab your ringside seat for the greatest wrestling feud of all time.The full story is here, only on Heritage.

The story of wrestling's greatest feud

McManus


v


Pallo

21st February

NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter includes:

  • Anniversaries
  • Ray Stevens
  • An Anniversary for Newcastle
  • Fanpower
  • That Saturday Feeling
  • Kent Walton's Top 50

21st February

ANNIVERSARY


On this day in 1925 the birth of George Kidd. Celebrate one of our great lightweights in our Heritage tribute


George Kidd

14th February
NEWS

We are saddened to report the sudden death of erstwhile Reunion organiser, wrestler and promoter. Frank died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Friday morning.


Read our tribute to Frank Rimer

14th February

Another Heritage excusive as Martin Campbell interviewed Wayne Bridges shortly before his death.

Read You Can't Spend Your Medals at Sainsbury's

14th February

WRESTLERS

He was without doubt one of the best. A man who ranked alongside the likes of Dermpsey, Riley and other graduates from Riley's Wigan gym. 


On the anniversary of his birth (19th February) in 1931 we add our tribute to Mel Riss.


Read Craft and Class

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.


14th February

WRESTLERS

The Flying Fortress was just one of the evocative descriptions of a man who swaggered his way into, and in, the ring for the best part of thirty years. On the anniversary of his birth (17th  February) in 1903 we add our tribute to the irrepressible Cocky Chick Knight.

Read Rogue Around Town 

13th February
ANNIVERSARY

Wrestling Heritage remembers Tony Charles on the anniversary of his death in 2015

Read Wizardry in the Rhondda

11th February
ANNIVERSARY

Wrestling Heritage remembers Jackie MrTV Pallo on the anniversary of his death in 2006

The First Celebrity

7th February

A TIMELINE SPECIAL

Martin Campbell is back with another gem.
Martin takes a look, with flyers, posters and ads at our lads of the 1960s and 1970s as they travelled the world.


Atlantic Crossings

31st January
MEMORIES

Wrestling wasn't just about the big names seen on the television. Far from it.  Eddie Rose celebrates wrestlers from the opposition.

Read Th'Opposition


7th February

WRESTLERS

With the help of a Heritage member we uncover another star of the 1930s ring.

Read our tribute to Saxon Elliott.


Saxon Elliott

31st January
ANNIVERSARY

On the anniversary of his birth in 2017 Wrestling Heritage celebrates the flamboyant welterweight champion of the world, Gentleman Jim Lewis. Read our tribute...


Anything But A Gentleman

1st February

ANNIVERSARY

Wrestling Heritage remembers Les Thornton on the anniversary of his death in 2019.

Read our tribute to Les Thornton

25th January

ANNIVERSARY

Seventy years ago this week wrestling came to the Wimbledon Palais. Join one of the greatest fans, Palais Fan, as he recalls the halcyon days

Down the Palais

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


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

19th January
ANNOUNCEMENT

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


Read our tribute to Mike Donlevy

17th January

WRESTLERS

Wrestling Heritage remembers the Leeds based Croatian Milan Prica.

Read our tribute to Milan Prica

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

It's All About the Memories

17th January

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

My Olympic Experience Part 2

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

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

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

Places

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


10th January

PLACES

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

Golden Days for Fenland Round 5

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


Anniversaries

23rd January

ANNIVERSARY

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


Read Hastings Grappling

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

ANNIVERSARY

On anniversary of his death in 1993 we remember Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

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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14th February

NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter includes:

  • Anniversaries
  • Frank Rimer, R.I.P.
  • Belle Vue Memories
  • Out of Darkness
  • Kent Walton's Top 50


The Newsletter



7th February
NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter is a special memoriam  issue to remember Jackie Mr TV Pallo

  • Jackie Pallo
  • Anniversaries
  • Time Machine - 1980
  • Kent Walton's Top 50

The Newsletter


31st January
NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter includes:

  • Anniversaries
  • Tony Bates
  • Willie Collins Part 2
  • The Black Eagle
  • Kent Walton's Top 50


The Newsletter


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