James Newsome's Grand Circus
by
Stuart McMillan
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ISBN Number: 978-0956311368
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 381
Publication Date: January 2022
Publisher: Stuart McMillan

This book is about James Newsome, born on June 4th 1824. He started out as an apprentice at Astley's Amphitheatre in London, under William Batty, and became one of the leading equestrians and horse-breakers of the day. He then started out in partnership with other circus performers, later starting out on his own, building over 60 wooden circuses which held 2,000 to 3,000 people all over the country. For 40 years, Newsome's Grand Circus was known throughout the country as one of the good circuses with good acts. This book is the full story of James Newsome and his grand circus.

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