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Jack Brown Wigan Wrestler   Comments: 10
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30269  
Jack Brown Wigan Wrestler
  Jack Brown undefeated 9 stone Champion of the World, with his manager G.E. Street 1900's  

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Comments by Ben, 8th March 2018  
I've recently heard of an "eight pack" as opposed to a "six pack", this guy looks as if he started it. 9 stone in weight, 8.75 stone of which is pure muscle I'm sure. Very impressive.

Comments by Veronica, 8th March 2018  
He is certainly no nine stone weakling- it must be due to his mam's home cooking!

Comments by RON HUNT, 8th March 2018  
Thanks to Philip Gormley for the info.
Iíve found a piece on wrestler Jack Brown. Some fella at KarlStern.com, mentions that your grappler became licensee of a pub in Newtown, and that after winning The Andrew Challenge Cup in 1914, displayed it in his hotel. Stern gave his source as being L.E.P. 28/3/51.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 8th March 2018  
Jack Brown won this trophy by beating fellow Wiganer Jimmie Scicily at Audenshaw, in 1914. Thanks Ron.

Comments by Viv, 10th March 2018  
Anyone know which pub in newtown he had

Comments by Rubyshoes., 10th March 2018  
Jack Brown was a friend of my father in law and the pub, was known as Jack Brown's and also Black Bull, according to my husband.

They also held clogs fighting at the back of the pub.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 11th March 2018  
Rubyshoes: I've read that one of the last purrin contests took place at the rear of The Millstone Inn in 1912 - Ron's Item #:4276 shows the likely venue -, but I remember being told once that purrin had been witnessed, and presumably later than 1912, at the front of The Simms Road Inn in Garswood. Ouch!

Comments by Viv, 11th March 2018  
Thanks can you tell me where the pub was in newtown was it on the other side to the saddle pub on ormskirk rd,did jack have a daughter maggie .

Comments by Poet, 12th March 2018  
Why is a wrestling ring square?

Comments by Joan Robinson, 16th June 2018  robinson.joan@videotron.ca 
Loking for info on John'Ajax'Robinson.
My Grandfather

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