Episode 6

The Demon Barber of Bedminster

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Charles Stephens was a 58 year old barber from Bristol, England where he had acquired a reputation of daredevil through a number of high dives and several parachute jumps. In Bristol he was known as the “Demon Barber of Bristol” and he wanted to use his addiction to adrenaline to gain more money to feed his large family. The biggest and riskiest endeavour at the time was going over the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara and that's what he planned to do.

Listen to Charlie's plans, efforts and adventure in this episode about a real character from British history.


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Darwin Awards

Niagra Falls Info

Niagra Daredevils

The Bedbug Chronicles By Nicholas Mills

History. Com

(1) Parsons Daily Republican 10th Jul 1920


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Intro music by The Model Folk 


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Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

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