The Ken Fox Troupe

 Wall of Death

The Ken Fox Wall of Death built 1994

The Wall of Death started it’s early years by two great showmen, Billy Butlin and Pat Collins. Butlin was rumoured to have had as many as ten built up along the sea front at Skegness for training riders before they went into his holiday camps and other enterprises.

The Wall of Death was an instant hit and many popped up in and around the UK. Because there was so many appearing on the scene competition became fierce! Showmen had to think up new ideas to attract customers. Ladies started to ride and animals such as lions, monkeys and bears were introduced, often riding along side the drivers in sidecars or on the tanks of the Indian Scouts.

Sadly the war brought the Wall of Death hey day to a stand still and the animals disappeared along with it.