Ramsgate home of 60s wrestling star Jackie Pallo fails to sell at auction

The former home of Jackie Pallo Photo Adam Dark

The Ramsgate home of former wrestling star Jackie Pallo has failed to sell at auction today (April 16).

The property, off Haine Road, was under the hammer in London with Barnard Marcus auctioneers.

There were no bids on Ozengell Farmhouse,  which had been on the market for £225,000 last Summer.

Photo Adam Dark

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.

Smoke coming from the Haine Road property Photo Clare Benson

The four-bed property was gutted by fire on Monday 12 March. Ramsgate and Margate crews were called to the site with 16 firefighters and four fire engines at the scene during the height of the blaze.

Photo Adam Dark

Police were investigating the cause as suspicious.

The site is currently listed as being available for £415,000.

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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.

Find the auction listing here


  1. It’s not worth much in that state, then on the end of a runway with uncertainty if it will come back into use I wouldn’t think it is worth anything unless it can be flattened and made into a car park.

  2. More likely it didn’t sell because of the massive building plot all around. It’s stuck in the middle!

  3. Sad – remember watching Jackie Pallo (and Mick McManus) with my dad as a kid in the 60’s – my mum could put me in all the curls and girly dresses she liked but I loved watching the wrestling better than ‘watch with mother’

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