In one of his posts Hack mentioned the memories which many people had of Lancashire catch wrestling being mostly Amateur. In fact those memories go back to 1920's aka "The New Golden Era of Catch". Lancashire County Amateur Wrestling Assn a member of NAWA of Great Britain (1923-27) was annually running their titles at all weight classes and awarding gold & silver belts to champions which they would have to defend regularly. It was REAL sport which produced countless number of great wrestlers after the true Lancashire fashion.
Probably the most famous of them was British Amateur Champion, Olympian Joe Reid of Leigh.
LCAWA's NAWA membership was soon discontinued (for not being subordinate to the parent organization), but they didn't give up and still were running their championships and awarding belts till mid-30's. Usually those competitions were part of Wigan County Police Athletic Society Sports, but unfortunately only one weight class survived, most popular in Lancashire 10st 5lb (lighweight). Association was run by W.E. Dowling who was famous amateur light-heavyweight wrestler. He worked together with champion from the early 1900's, patron of boxing and wrestling in Lancashire renowned Jack Smith of Greenheys.