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Wall of Death to attract crowds to Castle Combe Steam Rally

18th May 2016 Print
Jessie May team with Steam Rally team

The annual Castle Combe Steam Rally is returning for 2016 and this year’s ‘Wall of Death’ attraction, is expected to draw thousands to the two-day event on 21-22 May.

The Ken Fox Wall of Death thrill show features a 20ft vertical wall and stunt artists on vintage Indian Scouts entertaining audiences with death-defying speeds and heights.

Expert Ken Fox, who recently helped daredevil Guy Martin to break the Wall of Death world record, will be performing over the weekend along with his troupe of ‘Hell Riders’.

The Steam Rally will also feature all the old favourites including displays of vintage steam engines, tractors, cars, military vehicles and motorcycles and will raise money for local charity Jessie May, which provides cares for terminally ill children at home.

Jessie May head of fundraising, Julian Withers, said: “This year’s Steam Rally promises to be bigger and better than ever! The speeds, sounds and excitement of the Wall of Death is going to be phenomenal with the riders performing just six inches from the audience at some points!

“There will also be the usual popular displays and exhibits as well as craft stalls, jumble sales, trade stands, fairground rides and refreshments to entertain the whole family. There is also free car parking on site.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to the brilliant Kooky the Clown who heard about Jessie May’s involvement in the event and has offered his services for free. Kooky will be entertaining children and adults alike across the weekend. Wilcox Citroen – Wickwar will be running a competition to guess how many balloons fill a car with some fab prizes up for grabs.

“We’re delighted to have been selected as the chosen charity for the event for the second year running. Events like this are vital in helping to fund our work, which is increasingly expanding into Wiltshire.”

It costs around £1,000,000 for Jessie May to provide care to families who need it yearly and as the charity is almost entirely dependent on public support, fundraisers like this are essential.

The Steam Rally is open from 10am-6pm on Saturday 21 May and 10am-5pm on Sunday 22 May. Tickets can be purchased on the day with adult tickets costing £8, OAPs £6 and children under 14 going free.

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Jessie May team with Steam Rally team