Manders Shows & Menageries
by Kevin Scrivens and Stephen Smith

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"William Manders was described by Edwin Lawrence as "the greatest showman of his day". He was the proprietor of the Grand National Star Menagerie, but soon after his death in 1871 it was auctioned from the Agricultural Hall. Was the Mandernethecca the greatest show ever travelled? It is said to have cost over 3,000 and taken over fifteen months to build. Martini Maccomo, its most famous lion tamer, has become a legend in his own right. Over the years the history of Manders' Mammoth Menagerie has become blurred and confused.

Manders' Menageries and Shows have attracted a great deal of interest over the years, and more recently several members of the family have corresponded via the internet, tracing various strands of the Manders family tree. This book is the result of that research and has been compiled by Kevin Scrivens and Stephen Smith."

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