Photo from The Independent 17 June 2015
My fellow rider and friend Lois Pryce has written a wonderful article on Yvonne Stagg, who owned and rode Dreamland’s Wall of Death. She was, incidentally the first and only female owner of the attraction although she had a team of other riders who entertained the crowds at the amusement park.
From this article I learned that Tracy Emin, a well known UK artist had been raised in the allure of the neon glow of the park. Having a profound affect on her youth, she longs to see the marquee basking in renewed light.
It seems that may soon be a possibility at least metaphorically, as Lois Pryce has written a screenplay for “Dreamland: The Yvonne Stagg Story”, which is currently in development. I imagine many of us will be awaiting that release with a true interest.
Bravo LOIS and thanks for the opportunity to learn the interesting yet tragic details of the life of Yvonne Stagg.