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Captain Tom Gundry, champion Cornish wrestler. Probably early 1880s Featured Wrestling Print

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. Gundry was born at Higher Prospidnick, Sithney, on 16th October 1818 and died at Stennack, Camborne, on 22nd October 1888. His obituary in the Mining Journal of 27th October 1888 reads "Captain Tom Gundry is dead. This brief announcement will be read with regret by Cornishmen in every quarter of the world. Captain Tom was the best known of the old school of Cornish wrestlers, and will be remembered for his prowess in the ring, and not as a mine agent. Born 70 years ago Captain Tom was bred in the parish of Sithney and from a child developed a strong passion for the favourite sport of the West Countryman. In the old days, wrestling was cultivated to a far higher degree than now; the leading gentlemen of the county, assisted by their patronage, presence, and financial support; and a match was the signal for an exodus of miners to witness the bouts. Captain Tom held the championship for a long period; he won many cups, and wrestled, not only in Cornwall and Devon; but in London also. It is said of him that whilst he unquestionably bought many backs, he never sold his own. He was at one time agent at Camborne Consols, and at another period agent at North Basset. Of late years he now and then assisted as stickler in the wrestling field. He expired at his home near Camborne, on Tuesday evening." He was married four times, the last at Treslothan, Camborne in May 1880. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

© From the collection of the RIC

St. Fillans Games, 1845, (1946). Creator: Unknown Featured Wrestling Print

St. Fillans Games, 1845, (1946). Creator: Unknown

St. Fillan's Games, 1845, (1946). Traditional highland games taking place near the village of St Fillans in Scotland. The St. Fillan's Highland Society...was, an association of the gentlemen of the west of Perthshire, who held an annual meeting at St. Fillan's...for the encouragement and exhibition of Highland games and costume. On these occasions, a large square stage was erected...and furnished with seats and awnings for the accommodation of the judges and visitors of rank...the games were usually opened with a competition among the pibroch performers, for a handsomely mounted Highland bagpipe. After this and some other minor prizes had been awarded, the competitors in reel and hornpipe dancing, and the ancient sword-dance claimed attention; afterwards followed putting the stone, - flinging the hammer, - leaping, - running, - wrestling, - target-shooting, - boat-rowing, - and a variety of other manly and athletic exercises. Prizes were also awarded for the best exhibitions of full Highland costume'. Illustration from "Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Eighty Views" by Professor Wilson. Published in "Life Among the Scots", by Janet Adam Smith. [Collins, London, 1946]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

Boxing Betty, zoo cheetah, turns keeper into sparring partner. Boxing Betty Featured Wrestling Print

Boxing Betty, zoo cheetah, turns keeper into sparring partner. Boxing Betty

Boxing Betty, zoo cheetah, turns keeper into sparring partner.
Boxing Betty, a year old cheetah is a new attraction at the London Zoo. When the keeper enters her cage, Betty adopts, on four legs, the convetional boxers attitude, circling watchfully. Suddenly she will tackle hime round the knees in the approved wrestling fashion. Betty loves biting but her teeth have ever marked anyone.
She is equally happy if her keeper will roll her over on the floor and pummel her.
Photo shows, Betty varies her tactics and makes a flying tackle from behind.
8 May 1936

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