The directors here at Coppenwall are good friends with the Rose N Bowl carvery and public house in Rossendale, so they were around when Gravy Wrestling was first started.
Our Managing Director Emma actually won the women’s gravy wrestling on two occasions, once in 2009 and again in 2011.
World Gravy Wrestling started in Rossendale in 2007, and whilst there may have been others around the globe, the Rossendale version is certainly one of the biggest annual events, it’s a huge hit with the crowds and attracts contestants from all corners of the country.
World gravy wrestling now features in the Guinness Book of World Records and there’s also been a few celebrities shown up over the years to join in the fun.
The event has grown over the years and this year has been the biggest event yet, with dozens of wrestlers taking part and huge crowds gathering.
The event was featured on many different news outlets, including ITV News. This year, the event raised funds for East Lancashire Hospice.
This year, Coppenwall Estate Agents had the opportunity to be one of the main event sponsors. Our Managing Director Emma, is still on the judging panel getting splattered in gravy!
We added lots of banners around the wrestling ring, and got a few shout-outs from the one and only Dave Reader DJ and Compair.
A fantastic event organised and enjoyed locally and long may it continue.
More information on gravy wrestling can be found on the website. https://worldgravywrestling.com
More information on East Lancashire Hospice can be found on the website. East Lancashire Hospice