Fire crews were called to a blaze at the former Jackie Pallo house off Haine Road, Ramsgate, last night (March 12, 2018). This article, written last July, is a sneak peek at the property from an open day that was held for potential buyers:
Scores of people have viewed the former Ramsgate home of wrestler Jackie Pallo.
Ozengell Farmhouse, on Haine Road, is on the market for £225,000.
The property, set in extensive grounds, belonged to the famed 60s and 70s wrestling star until his death, aged 80, from cancer in 2006.
His son, Jackie Jnr, and wife Trixie continued to live at the property. Trixie died in 2013.
According to Land Registry Jackie Pallo Jnr (real name Jack Gutteridge) became the registered owner in 1998. It is reported to have cost £170,000.
The Haine Road property is in a state of disrepair and will need complete modernisation.
A lounge, kitchen, utility room and bathroom make up the living space. There are outbuildings to the side and swimming pool to the rear. It is surrounded by a considerable amount of woodland.
The four-bed home, which was once known for the huge amount of rusting Saabs parked on its grounds, is being marketed by Miles & Barr.
According to the agents the property is not listed.
Jackie Pallo Snr, known as “Mr TV” was famous for his feud with wrestler Mick McManus.
The welterweights had two hard-fought draws on the afternoons of the 1963 and 1965 Cup Finals.
The pair fought in two televised matches ending in draws, to set up the 1963 Cup Final Day match, which McManus won by stoppage. The bout attracted around five million viewers.
They had a famous rematch at the Royal Albert Hall in 1967, again ending with a stoppage victory for McManus.
Trixie became known as The First Lady of Wrestling for her continued ringside appearance at her husband’s fight and Jackie Jnr was also a wrestler and the pair formed the first father and son tag team.
Jackie Snr was also a favourite with crowds at Merrie England in Ramsgate, Margate Winter Gardens and the Oval bandstand ring in Cliftonville.
He retired from wrestling in 1983.
Flamboyant Pallo Snr also starred on TV, appearing beside Honor Blackman in The Avengers and in Are You Being Served? He also wrote an autobiography, You Grunt, I’ll Groan.
Jack Jnr is also well-known locally for organising antique fairs.