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Circus Parade

Roll up, roll up! An outlandish circus parade wows the streets of Victorian Huddersfield

Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins


Camels and elephants marching through the streets of Huddersfield? Sounds like the circus has come to town, and it has brought crowds and a film camera with it. It is almost certainly 'Lord' George Sanger's Circus, which presented a range of historical tableaux along with the animals. A report on Sanger's visit to the town in 1899 highlighted 'Tipster', the clairvoyant horse, and a reconstruction of Lord Kitchener's victory in Sudan using model Nile boats.