Tuesday, 9th January 1768 marks the date of the creation of the first Circus as we know it today, in the world, here in the UK

On 9th January 1768, an equestrian, entrepreneur and showman called Philip Astley (the father of modern day Circus) drew out a ring on the south bank opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. He presented thrilling horse acts supported by tumblers, acrobats, jugglers and clowns. He created the very first Circus. Every Circus, anywhere in […]

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