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Former Globe of Death rider, Pat Pearson recalls her time as a performer at Belle Vue

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When I was fifteen or sixteen years old that would be in early sixties I worked Belle Vue, riding the Globe of Death it was called then.  I don’t know whether you could call it that now, and also I was with the same people had an aerial act called the Australian Air Races then, which became the Amazing Air Races and we worked Belle Vue, but I think we only worked Belle Vue once, but we did a couple of seasons with The Globe.

What was The Globe of Death?

It is a mesh ball and you ride motorbikes on the inside of it, there would be two or three people at any particular time.

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