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

12th July

Raise a glass to Ray. Ray's Funeral will take place at Earlham Crematorium, Norwich on Monday next, 13 July at 2.45pm. With Covid 19 restrictions it will be a private, family affair.

Ray's partner, Wendy, has suggested that at 2.45pm we may wish to raise a glass or cup of tea/coffee and toast to Ray.

Remember when at 4pm on a Saturday we all stopped for the Wrestling on TV,we can all do that for Ray on Monday!

Wendy thanks everyone for their support, cards and kind comments.


12th July
The evolution of the Catch-Hold Wrestling on the Continent. Folk wrestling styles of Frankish heritage.
By Ruslan C Pashayev
12th July
Another man from across the Atlantic.

Yet when the big man from North Carolina stepped into British rings all was not quite that it seemed.

Read our celebration of

12th July
ANNIVERSARY
Heritage remembers a Welsh man 110 years after his birth,Taffy Jones

12th July
The Wit and Wisdom of The Fans

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

6th July
ANIVERSARY
Celebrate Alf Cadman on the anniversary of his death in 2012.

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.


5th July
A heavyweight known around the world. Heritage celebrates Rex Gable. And yes, he was British.


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

28th June
Tragedy brought an abrupt end to the career and life of a British champion.

3rd July

An Announcement from the Wrestlers Reunion Scotland

Following a long and a considered meeting this afternoon (Friday) on a Video Call it has been decided that due to the new outbreaks of the virus in different parts of the UK, and the coflicting opinions regards policy being advocated by both the Edinburgh and the Westminster Governments, that we have been left with no choice but to very, very reluctantly cancel this years 2020 Ayr Re-Union.


28th June
It's Dickie Steinborn Night. As remembered by Our Man Down Under as he continues his wrestling journey.

28th June
Wrestling Heritage celebrates an Eagle, a White Eagle that is.
Read our tribute to the star from Wakefield.


28th June
More names than wrestlers?
Yes there were. For various reasons quite a few wrestlers used more than one name. We try to untangle the web by giving alternative aliases of wrestlers in the A-Z.

28th June
Happy Birthday
Hurricane Keith Haward

Celebrate the day by joining us in Personality Parade.

28th June
We are saddened to announce the death of our friend Ray Plunkett. Ray died on Thursday following a short illness.


28th June
Here was a big man.
There was a Haystacks before Giant Haystacks.
The farmer from Essex. Read our tribute to the glorious Haystacks Ed Bright.


7th June
Master of the Sleeper Hold.
John Shelvey's travels continue.

31st May 2020
Female wrestlers join Wrestling Heritage

Shining Stars - the most famous names in wrestling

More Recent Losses

2nd May, 2020
We are saddened to report the death of Middlesbrough's Bob McDonald on 26th April.
22nd April, 2020
John "Taffy" Jenkins, R.I.P.

17th April
Al Marshall, R.I.P.


30th March, 2020
Tommy Heyes, R.I.P.

More Recent Tributes

31st May, 2020
The Ladies Who Wrestled


31st May, 2020
The Ladies Who Wrestled



31st May, 2020
The Ladies Who Wrestled



24th May, 2020
We have a new local hero. Not that local.

It's All About the Memories

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.
Steve Serene returns with another collection of handbills and programmes.
Steve Serene Albums
Eddie Rose entertained us fifty years ago and he's still entertaining us today. 
Eddie Rose tells us of his Very Good Friends in Wrestling.
Read more

Anniversaries

13th June
One of the most colourful stars to visit Britain remembered on the anniversary of his death in 1982.

30th June
ANNIVERSARY
One year ago today Scotland's Sandy Soutar died.

30th June
ANNIVERSARY
Jacques Ducrez, Le Bourreau de Bethune, was born on this day in 1932.
Read our tribute
28th June
It's the anniversary of the birth of the one and only Dirty Dominic Pye, born in Doncaster on 28th June, 1928.
When Heritage launched in 2007 Dominic  was one of the first wrestlers to be celebrated in our Shining Stars section. Read about Dominic and his famous family.

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