Epsom Downs, Surrey. 1969<br />
Wally Shufflebottom's knife throwing strip tease fairground act. Billed as the ‘Texans’, and ‘Greater than Strip Tease’ was a family affair. Wally’s wife Cissy Rosaire drew in the audience banging a large drum, while Wally juggled with his throwing knives as a young woman held up a sign, ‘Nude Lady as Target’. The Shufflebottom family had been showmen since the 1850’s.  Wally was one of the last showmen to present a live Wild West Show at British fairgrounds; he died in 1998 age 89.
Knife throwing circus act at the Derby Day, horse race fair. Epsom Downs, Surrey. 1969
Epsom Downs, Surrey. 1969
Wally Shufflebottom's knife throwing strip tease fairground act. Billed as the ‘Texans’, and ‘Greater than Strip Tease’ was a family affair. Wally’s wife Cissy Rosaire drew in the audience banging a large drum, while Wally juggled with his throwing knives as a young woman held up a sign, ‘Nude Lady as Target’. The Shufflebottom family had been showmen since the 1850’s. Wally was one of the last showmen to present a live Wild West Show at British fairgrounds; he died in 1998 age 89.

Filename: KNIFE THROWING CIRCUS ACT 1960S ENGLAND UK 2393.jpg
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Date: 24 Jan 2013
Location: Epsom Surrey UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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