The Wall of Death is, somewhat sadly, a diminishing attraction at many fairs. Often referred to as “Silodromes” due to the grain-silo like appearance of the giant cylinder, the art form has wowed legions of fair-goers since the 1910’s.
This brilliant short film by Benedict Campbell follows The Ken Fox Troup as they tour Britain visiting fair grounds and impressing crowds, the film also takes a look behind the showman’s curtain and gives you a great backstage look at the family dynamics of the troup.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare, hit play. You’ll be glad you did.
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