Live wrestling heads for Lampeter in Ceredigion
A COMPANY of professional fighters is hoping to revive the body-slamming thrill of live wrestling in Lampeter.
The mock-fighting shows were a popular attraction in years gone by and now a new group has organised a one-night-only fight at Victoria Hall.
Organiser Alan Ravenhilll said the hard-hitting pantomime-style shows are aimed at children and families.
He added that he hoped Lampeter's students would get also behind the show.
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"What we're also hoping is to get the students in on it. "When we do it in Cardiff, the students go nuts and give a great atmosphere," he said. Mr Ravenhill added that he only chanced upon Victoria Hall by accident and — impressed and on the spur of the moment — had booked the venue.
"I'd had a show in Aberystwyth and I was coming back through Lampeter. I took a wrong turning and I saw this hall," he said.
"The only hall I knew of in Lampeter was the concert hall at the university — and there was this lovely little hall. So, I stopped and went in to see them and booked it."
Wrestling is one of several events for the hall, which has seen a revival in its fortunes too, since being run by Transition Llambed.