WRESTLING HERITAGE

British wrestling history 

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

18th October
Fondly remembered by British fans of the 1960s Clyde Hurle was Kangaroo Kennedy.

On the anniversary of his death in 2002 we add our tribute to one of wrestling's colourful characters.

Read our tibute to the one and only Kangaroo Kennedy.



18th October
Many will be sad to hear this is the end of the road.
But not for long, Martin Campbell will be back.
Meanwhile, enjoy the final round of the Wisbech Chronicles.

18th October
Each week we send our newsletter to selected members.
If you're not on the mailing list and would like to receive our twelve pages of loveliness each week email Heritage and we will let you in to the secret.

18th October
FANPOWER!
The Real Stars of Wrestling
This week ... Dave Sutherland
18th October
The Martin Campbell Files
This week Martin uncovers Chris Bailey
15th October ANNIVERSARY
Harold Francis came to Britain as an American airman. He was to become bad boy Mike Jones. Heritage remembers our wartime friend on the anniversary of his birth in 1918.

11th October

Part 6 - Along Came Bill

The saga goes on.


The Wisbech Chronicles Part 6 

11th October

Cardiff Memories

In The Newsletter


11th October

The Martin Campbell Files

In The Newsletter

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.


8th October
Ron Historyo has returned from his time travelling escapades and added more albums to the Gallery
Peterborough 1952-6 Peterborough 1960
Bradford 1936
Bradford 1937
Bradford 1938-9
Neath and Port Talbot 1960 onwards
https://www.wrestlingheritage.com/gallery
4th October
Martin Campbell continues his journey.
Part 5 of The Wisbech Chronicles

1st October
Few people are more worthy of the label of Pioneer  than Henry Irslinger. Following British wrestling's twenty years in the wilderness it was Irslinger, along with Atholl Oakeley and Benny Sherman, who introduced All-In wrestling to Britain in 1930.

30th September
Arguably the   most sensational wrestler to impact the British scene in the sixties and a major player in those golden years, pursuing a glittering undefeated run and returning on several occasions .......
Wrestling Heritage celebrates the great Ricky Starr on the anniversary of his death in 2014.
Read our tribute


27th September

A fiery, bruising  heavyweight from Fleetwood.

Heritage celebrates Lee Scott.

Lee Scott

27th September

Jock Cameron is in The Martin Campbell Files

In The Newsletter 

20th September
There were a number of “local groups”
Eddie Rose remembers some of them
20th September
Leon Arras was the man from Paris.
Or was he?
John Shelvey investigates.

Shining Stars - the most famous names in wrestling

More Recent Losses

31st July
The sad loss of  the one and only Mark Rollerball Rocco, who died today, aged just 69. Read our tribute.



6th July
With sadness we report the death of Heritage member and a fan of seven decades, David Franklin.

28th June
We are saddened to announce the death of our friend Ray Plunkett. 

More Recent Tributes

13th September
It's the boys from Mossblown village. Bruce, Dale and Ian are the Bryden Boys.


16th August
Here's another almost forgotten name from wrestling's rich Heritage.
We add our Local Heroes tribute to Welshman Taffy Jones

16th August
Additions to the A-Z
Gary Clwyd ..... Colin Craig ..... Joe Devalto ..... Arnold Dyson ..... Bobby "Jock" Graham ..... Mick Howley ..... Henri Stoeff ..... Steve Szalay ..... Maurice Whitfield ..... Bernie Wright

9th August
The Tyneside Tearaway joins Personality Parade as Wrestling Heritage remembers Black Jack Mulligan


It's All About the Memories

23rd August
Eddie Rose returns with more of his facinating memories. Join him as he recalls some of the highlights.

5th July
The Journey Continues for our Man Down Under.

17th May, 2020

More memories as Eddie Rose reaches the end of the road with part 2 of his Long, Long Journey.


A Long, Long Journey: Wrestlers and Car Travel

Tony Cassio's daughter, Cassie, has written to Heritage and Talk Wrestling members.

Anniversaries

18th September ANNIVERSARY
On this day in 1938, the birth of Billy Robinson

16th September ANNIVERSARY
Today would have been the birthday of the charismatic Dicky Swales

15th September ANNIVERSARY
Today is the anniversary of two of Britain's greatest wrestlers.

14th September ANNIVERSARY
The one and only Joe Critchley died on this day in 1992.
Read our tribute to Romeo Joe.

The Galleries - Where a picture is worth a thousand words

19th September
Ron Historyo, The Archivist, delves deep into the vaults.
This time he returns with
Runcorn Pre 1950s
Widnes

14th September
Ron Historyo hangs around "The Big Smoke" to bring us wrestling from Marble Arch.


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