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From: "Barry Lawman" <>
Subject: [CUL] Easter Wrestling at Carlisle - Carlisle Journal 10 April 1847
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 10:03:00 -0000


EASTER WRESTLING AT CARLISLE

"The Annual wrestling at the Railway Hotel took place on Monday and Tuesday last. The day threatened to be unfavourable, frequent and heavy showers of rain falling during the morning; but, with the exception of a very heavy hail shower whilst the first round was going on(which caused the spectators to fly for shelter, leaving the ring completely deserted) the day turned out fine, the sun shone beautifully and the ground was in a capital state. The attendance was numerous and the wrestling throughout was marked by the same splendid displays of science and agility which has characterised the Railway Hotel Easter Wrestling ever since its commencement."



Below is a list of the men competing at this event. The weights are listed as simply "9 ½ stone and eleven stone ". The winner in both weights received £5.

The article goes on to list other similar events at Appleby, Manchester and Newcastle all of which were attended by wrestlers from the Cumberland area.



Does anyone have any knowledge if this was the same style wrestling that we still enjoy today as "Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling". The artlcle breifly describes the contests using terms such as "hiked" and "cross buttocked"



Regards,
Barry Lawman
or
www.cumberlandroots.co.uk
Researching HOLLIDAY & LAWMAN



John ARMSTRONG ; Brampton ; 11 stone

Joseph ARMSTRONG ; Brampton ; 11 stone

James ATKINSON ; Scotby ; 9 1/2 stone

William ATKINSON ; Maryport ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert BARLEYMOOT? ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert BARNES ; Little Bampton ; 11 stone

William BELL ; Torpenhow ; 9 1/2 stone

William BELL ; Torpenhow ; 11 stone

Thomas BOUSTEAD ; Little Orton ; 11 stone

Robert BOWES ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John BYERS ; Carlton ; 9 1/2 stone

John BYERS ; Carleton ; 11 stone

John CALDWELL ; Cumwhitton ; 9 1/2 stone

John COLLIE ; Cumwhitton ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas CONWAY ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas CONWAY ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Robert CORRIE ; Cardurnock ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert COULTHARD ; Corby ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas COULTHARD ; Great Corby ; 11 stone

John DAND ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John DAND ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

James DAVISON ; Cummersdale ; 9 1/2 stone

John DIXON ; Low Hesket ; 9 1/2 stone

John DONALDSON ; Newlands ; 11 stone

William DOWLEY ; Great Corby ; 9 1/2 stone

John EARL ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John ELLIOT ; Crosby ; 11 stone

Thomas FAWCETT ; Penrith ; 9 1/2 stone

James FERGUSON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Joseph FORSTER ; Hormaby? ; 9 1/2 stone

Joseph FORSTER ; Hornsby ; 11 stone

Thomas FROST ; Abbey ; 11 stone

George GIBSON ; Little Corby ; 9 1/2 stone

Joseph GILBERTSON ; Blackwell ; 9 1/2 stone

R GILLILAND ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Robert GILLILAND ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas GLAISTER ; Dearham ; 11 stone

William GORDON ; Plumpton ; 11 stone

John GRAHAM ; Gaitsgill ; 11 stone

John GRAHAM ; Solport ; 11 stone

Samuel GRAVES ; Wigton ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert GREGGINS ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John HARDING ; Irthington ; 11 stone

Joseph HARRIS ; Hesket New Market ; 9 1/2 stone

John HILTON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Benjamin HIND ; Scotby ; 9 1/2 stone

Benjamin HIND ; Scotby ; 11 stone

Joseph HORNER ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John HURST ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

C HUTCHINSON ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

James HUTCHINSON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas HUTCHINSON ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Thomas IRVING ; Cotehill ; 11 stone

John IVISON ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Thomas JACKSON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Edward JENNINGS ; Castlecarrock ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas JOHNSTON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas JOHNSTON ; Cumwhitton ; 11 stone

William KELLY ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert KIDD ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert KIDD ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

William LAIDLOW ; Castlecarrock ; 9 1/2 stone

Edward LITTLE ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Edward LITTLE ; Turnshaw ; 11 stone

Robert LITTLE ; Dalston ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert LITTLE ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

John LOMAN ; Longnewton ; 11 stone

James LOWTHER ; Wigton ; 9 1/2 stone

James LOWTHER ; Wigton ; 11 stone

Thomas MAIN ; Bellevue ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas MAIN ; Bellevue ; 11 stone

Hugh MCCARTY ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

David MCCLURE ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Edward MCCORMICK ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

William MELKLEY ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

William MELKLEY? ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Andrew MILLER ; Cardewlees ; 9 1/2 stone

John MILLER ; Paddonbeck ; 9 1/2 stone

Henry MOFFAT ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Thomas MOOR ; Plumpton ; 11 stone

George MORLEY ; Gaitsgill ; 9 1/2 stone

George MORLEY ; Gaitsgill ; 11 stone

Richard MURRAY ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Lewis NEWTON ; Carleton ; 9 1/2 stone

Robert NEWTON ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Anthony NIXON ; Bewcastle ; 11 stone

Arthur NIXON ; Dearham ; 11 stone

Edward NIXON ; Langwathby ; 11 stone

William NIXON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John NORMAN ; Cumwhitton ; 9 1/2 stone

John NORMAN ; Cumwhitton ; 11 stone

William PATTINSON ; Burgh ; 9 1/2 stone

William PEARSON ; Penrith ; 11 stone

James POTTS ; Welton ; 11 stone

James REED ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

John ROPER ; Lamonby ; 11 stone

James SCOTT ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

William SCOTT ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

William SCOTT ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

John SEWELL ; Newlands ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas SEWELL ; Gaitsgill ; 9 1/2 stone

David SHORT ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Fred SMITH ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

Fred SMITH ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Joseph STALKER ; Welton ; 9 1/2 stone

John TAYLOR ; Leesgill ; 11 stone

John THOMPSON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John THOMPSON ; Kendal ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas THOMPSON ; Kendal ; 11 stone

Henry TICKLE ; Cummersdale ; 9 1/2 stone

Thomas TOWERS ; Cumwhitton ; 9 1/2 stone

John WATSON ; Carlisle ; 9 1/2 stone

John WATSON ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Thomas WATSON ; Carlisle ; 11 stone

Benjamin WATTERS ; Penrith ; 11 stone

George WILSON ; Greystoke ; 11 stone

John WINSKILL ; Penrith ; 9 1/2 stone














































































































































































































































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