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Wrasslin Collection

Background imageWrasslin Collection: William Matthews, champion Cornish wrestler. 1911

William Matthews, champion Cornish wrestler. 1911
William Matthews, champion wrestler (left) with an unknown man, thought perhaps to be Dave Emmett. Nicknamed Piper, Matthews is wearing the presentation belt he won in 1911

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Captain Tom Gundry, champion Cornish wrestler. Probably early 1880s

Captain Tom Gundry, champion Cornish wrestler. Probably early 1880s
A studio portrait photograph of the champion Cornish wrestler, Thomas Gundry, wearing a wrestling jacket and two championship sashes

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Cornish wrestling group, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Around 1900

Cornish wrestling group, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Around 1900
Cornish wrestlers, officials, trophies and prizes pictured outside what appears to be the Transvaal miners sports clubhouse

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Cars parked in a field for a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. Around 1930s

Cars parked in a field for a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. Around 1930s
Cars parked for a Cornish wrestling match in a rugby field. The registration number RL-9006 can be clearly seen on one of the vehicles

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. Around 1930s

Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. Around 1930s
A large crowd watching a Cornish wrestling match in a rugby field. Thought to show the wrestler, Francis Gregory. The three older men in the ring with the wrestlers are sticklers (referees)

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Cornish wrestling match, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1930s

Cornish wrestling match, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1930s
A crowd watching a Cornish wrestling match in front of the Princess Pavilion. The two older men in the ring with the wrestlers are sticklers (referees)

Background imageWrasslin Collection: A crowd of people gathering to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall

A crowd of people gathering to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1970
An open air wrestling match, with a crowd of people watching, cars parked around the outside of the ring and an open marquee. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageWrasslin Collection: A crowd of people gathered to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1970

A crowd of people gathered to watch a Cornish wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1970
An open air wrestling match, with a crowd of people watching, some of whom are sitting on hay bales. There is a stickler (referee) in the ring and the two wrestlers, wearing the traditional jackets

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Wrestling match, probably at Newquay, Cornwall. 1964

Wrestling match, probably at Newquay, Cornwall. 1964
Two young men engaged in a Cornish wrestling match in open air, with a crowd of people watching. Buses and cars are parked on the green. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1959

Wrestling match at an unknown location, Cornwall. 1959
Two young men engaged in a Cornish wrestling match in open air, with a crowd of people watching. The three older men are the sticklers (referees). Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageWrasslin Collection: Wrestling match, Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1910

Wrestling match, Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1910
A crowd watching a Cornish wrestling match at Padstow. Photographer: Unknown



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