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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



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

By Tony Pattison



Astoria Ballroom

The Roundhay (Pub)



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