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Welcome to the David De-Val Tribute Site

~Latest News~


News paper article updates about Rippon & York cell escape.


Insight into the Charles Smith Lock as featured in David's book.

In features section


Rat On The Run

Added to career items.


See Weasels Escape and insight about David by Riley in the new video in the video

 section here on the

David De-Val Tribute Site

Weasel Dandaw ESCAPES!

Read Weasel Dandaw's own insight to the amazing escape -Click Here

Read the exciting review and story's all about this challenge and the escape

Click Here.



 On October 31st 2014, UK Escape Artist Weasel Dandaw will attempt to escape the condemned cell at York Castle Prison. Renowned escapologist Harry Houdini was challenged to escape from this very cell and refused. In March of 1983 UK Escape Artist David De-Val was also challenged to escape from this cell after declaring that he had worked out Houdini's method of escaping from jail cells. In the April of 1983, De-Val was successful and proved he really had worked out Houdini's secret. This brings us to the present challenge. Weasel was contacted via the United Kingdom Escape Artists (U.K.E.A), by Rebecca Taylor who is the daughter of David De-Val. She put up a challenge to escape the very cell her father managed to emancipate himself from.


David De-Val at York 1983

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-------- UPDATES --------

15th November 2016

Website will be up and down over the next few days due to maintainance

27th September 2015

New photo of Euston Ted bear.

added to Career Items,

Also new Item added magic Table Cloth

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6th June 2015


UPDATE: Rare vault escape and full Collecting Now TV show appearance added

UPDATE: another just added the rare Rochdale prison escape attempt.

New updated video clip of the great Revolution roller coaster escape!

AND Hotline tv show with David showing restraints and some magic.

See videos section.

1st June 2015

FULL TV clip of David Roller Coster escape comming this weekend.

inc the actual live challange to do it on TV from the BBC Show,

30th March 2015

News and Magazine articles about Rippon & York cell escapes

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14th March 2015

Update to Davids book about the Charles Smith Lock.

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