During a circus performance, a 99-year-old British woman’s daring dream was finally fulfilled when knives were thrown at her.
At the conclusion of Zippo Circus’ final act, Annie Duplock positioned herself in front of a board and faced a skilled knife thrower who hurled blades in her direction.
According to the PA News Agency on Saturday, Duplock was employed by Zippo Circus thirty years ago as a member of the advance publicity team responsible for putting up posters.
Before reaching the age of one hundred, she reached out to Martin Burton, her ex-boss who was running a circus at Hearsall Common in Coventry, to inquire about participating in the show as a means of achieving her lifelong aspiration.
After being introduced by Burton, Duplock, hailing from Sharnford in Leicestershire, was greeted with enthusiastic applause.
Martin Burton said that “Annie worked for me 30 years ago, putting up posters. Annie was 70 years old then and she is 100 years old this August.”
During the circus performance, the founder informed the audience that Duplock had attended the show the night before and expressed her interest in joining the knife-thrower’s act for her upcoming 100th birthday.
A thrilled Duplock said to the PA News Agency that “I’ve always wanted to have knives thrown at me!”
Burton consented to the integration of the almost century-old elderly woman into the performance by knife thrower Toni.
Duplock expressed her enjoyment of the experience after her time in the spotlight.
“I’m ready for the next one,” she said cheerfully.
Bet that got her moist