Sport 2012

Thursday 5 Apr to Saturday 27 Oct
Perranzabuloe Museum

 
The museum will host three sporting displays: one focusing on the history of Cornish wrestling in the parish; one celebrating the fiftieth anniversary (in 2012) of the local rugby football club, and a third celebrating over a century of tennis in Perranporth. The parish of Perranzabuloe in the 20th century was a hotbed of the sport of Cornish Wrestling, or wrasling as it is more properly known. Contests took place on the Inner Green at Perranporth as in the photo. Sometimes bouts were held at Penhallow and in the 1970s on Perranporth Beach.
The booklet "The Art of Cornish Wrestling" was written and illustrated by Perranzabuloe residents who were very active in the sport.
 

www.perranzabuloemuseum.co.uk
Sport 2012