Wrestling

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The house at 6 Oakwood Lane is the former home of wrestling dynasty the de Relwyskow family


Since 1936 three generations had lived there. In 2003 when the house was emptied it contained literally a ton of memorabilia


Not many people are aware that the family included


A double Olympic Medal winner


A secret agent


A TV star and international champion


Relwyskow and Green promotions Ltd were part of Joint Promotions which staged up to 4,500 live shows a year throughout the UK and, of course, on Television


In the middle 1900s the first floor in an unusual building, now Rico's Italian restaurant on Roundhay Road, was used as a Wrestling Gym. It was accessed by a door on Oakwood Boundary Road


Wrestling matches were staged at the Astoria Ballroom


‘The Gipton Hotel’ now called ‘The Roundhay’, was a regular Sunday lunchtime social venue frequented by those involved in wrestling



Notes


Article

The de Relwyskow family - A forgotten Oakwood Dynasty PDF 0.7 Mb

By Tony Pattison


 Links

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Astoria Ballroom


The Roundhay (Pub)


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