We have received sad news from former Promoter IAN DOWLAND that MARJ FARRAR aka Wrestler SUE BRITTAIN , The UK's first Professional Ladies Wrestling Champion, has passed away.
Marj was truly an exceptional lady. The first female wrestler to compete in a Woman's Wrestling Bout in Wimbledon, for VERDUN LESLIE PROMOTIONS part of the the London area, having successfully taken the GLC to court in conjunction with Promoter/Wrestler JUDO AL HOLLAMBY in order to challenge the outdated 'no women or dwarf wrestlers' ruling. Once the rule was overturned the floodgates opened for our many female stars like MITZI MUELLER, LOLITA LOREN, HELLCAT HEGARTY and the one and only KLONDYKE KATE to appear in front of their many excited fans within the London cachement area. Sadly, the ruling was challenged again and the original ban put back in place and it wasn't until years later that they relaxed once more.
Marj who was taken ill recently, passed away today after a few day in intensive care. She leaves devoted husband Ron, himself a prominent Promoter, with whom our prayers and thoughts are with today.
The couple lived in Pudsey, Leeds.
This year the Reunion will honour Sue with a posthumous award for her wrestling ability and also her courageous fight to bring women's wrestling to the fans, and who more suitable to accept that accolade than AL HOLLAMBY himself.
Many tributes have been received from AL HOLLAMBY, IAN DOWLAND, AL MARSHALL KEITH MYATT and many more friends of the very popular lady grappler.
SUE BRITTAIN will now take her place in the dressing room in the sly where she will join her wrestling colleagues in perpetual rest and peace.
Lifetime friend and former wrestling colleague : HAROLD WELLER of ACTION PROMOTIONS has sent us this tribute and asked inclusion in the obituary, which we are honoured to do.