The Wrestling Fields - Porthleven

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Gate to "The Wrestling Fields". Presumably this was a local hot spot for Cornish wrestling at some point. It also explains why the surf spot in front is known as wrestles.

The plaque on the gate reads:

"Jack Spong Aug 2002 - Loveable rogue who lived for his friends, waves and beer at wrestles"

It is a dedication to a 22 year old who drowned that year at Gwithian.

May 05

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