LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Barnum & Bailey come to Norwich - a City of Circus for Circus250

Christmas shopping in Prince of Wales Road in Norwich today, it was hard to imagine Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth parading along the same route in the 19th century, as shown in the picture below from the Victoria and Albert Museum archive. So it's fitting that Norwich has been named as one of the Six Cities of Circus for 2018's Circus 250 celebrations marking 250 years of the circus.

For the story of how Barnum met Bailey, and many others from the circus of yesterday and today, read Circus Mania by Douglas McPherson, described by the Mail on Sunday as "A brilliant account of a vanishing art form."

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