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Circus Comes to Denbigh

A brave new world of elephants is revealed to waiting schoolchildren when 5 of the enormous pachyderms alight from a train at Denbigh station.

Home movie 1960 4 mins Silent

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A posse of pachyderms arrive in Denbigh by train and trundle through the town accompanied by the schoolchildren who had waited with anticipation at the station to see 5 of these enormous creatures alight. The Big Top is put up and, in what appears to have been a special performance for the children (a rehearsal, perhaps?), the elephants are put through their paces, trapeze artists and a clown try out their act and a trainer cracks the whip in the cage with his lions and tigers.