It was somewhat of a tradition in Britain at 4pm on Saturdays to tune into the World of Sport and watch the wrestling.
One pair of ring warriors - Big Daddy Shirley Crabtree and Giant Haystacks - are perhaps two of the most well-known mainly for their size - Crabtree, standing at 6ft 6” and weighing more than 26 stone, while Haystacks stood at 6ft 11”, and tipped the scales at almost 49 stone.
Sadly, both passed away during the 1990s. But the story of these two larger-than-life superstars is set to be played out at Diss Corn Hall on Saturday, September 13, at 7.30pm, in comedy-drama When Wrestling Was Golden: Grapples, Grunts and Grannies. Starring Ross Gurney-Randall and David Mounfield, it features ‘appearances’ from Paul McCartney, Chris Tarrant and Greg Dyke during one of the nation’s most colourful eras.
Tickets, priced at £11, and £9 for concessions, are available at www.disscornhall.co.uk, or on 01379 652241