Sunday, September 15, 2019

Old Papers

I came across a website with local newspapers from the late 1800s on it earlier this week.

It resulted in me going down a rabbit hole.

For starters, I've been reading reports of wrestling matches from way back. I'm not even sure if I am reading reports of real wrestling matches or they were worked bouts. All I know is the writers - whoever they were - reported on the bouts as if it was a genuine sport.

One of the articles I came across was about George Hackenschmidt retiring.

Other things I looked out for were articles of people with my surname and wondered whether they were related to me in any way.

One bloke - in an article I read - was a right bastard. Made me hope he wasn't a relation!

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