4th August 1873 - Blondin appears before 20,000 at Wilton Foresters Fete

Blondin_Crossing_the_Niagara.jpg 20,000 - 25,000 people came to Wilton Foresters’ Fete to see the great tightrope walker Blondin walk a 60ft high tightrope.

Admission was 1 shilling.

Blondin cooked eggs and bacon on a little stove half-way across the rope.

Blondin was probably most famous for tightrope-walking across the Niagara. He called his house in London ‘Niagara’ in reference to the feat.

Image credit

Wikimedia says ‘See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons’ - although there’s not a great deal of information there.

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