Wall of Death set to return as village pays homage to star

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After a two-year gap, the Wall of Death is coming back to its spiritual home in Boxford.

The show, which started in the 1920s, involves motorcycle riders hurtling round a barrel-shaped track set up in the The White Hart’s car park from September 26 to 28.

The pub has a link with the show because George ‘Tornado’ Smith – whose parents owned the White Hart for 30 years – was a stunt rider along with his pet lioness called Briton.

Landlord Mark Willis said: “The Wall of Death is an incredible part of our local history, and remains a true spectacle that really must be seen to be believed.

“We’re delighted to be able to pay homage to Boxford’s very own eccentric thrill-seeker by once again bringing the Wall of Death back to the pub. Everyone is looking forward to sharing stories of Tornado’s unbelievable feats.”