Sanger's Circus, Wednesday Market, Beverley 1901 (archive ref DDPD-2-1-32)

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The Circus comes to town! On 21st June 1901, John Sanger’s travelling circus wended its way into Beverley. Here, the elephants slope into Wednesday Market, followed closely by a pair of camels. In the days before television, events like this would have caused much more of a stir than they do nowadays. Just ten years later, in 1911, circus proprietor Sanger was murdered with a hatchet by one of his workers, Herbert Charles Cooper.

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    chris n cox

    • 29/Apr/2016 19:34:06

    The shoe shop on the very left - Musson's - belonged to my Great Grandfather. Some of the family can be seen in the upper window.