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    Scenes from a circus at Crystal Palace. Various high angle shot of chariots being drawn by horses around a circus ring.

    High angle shot of clowns in the ring - one boxes with a horse that wears boxing gloves on its front feet. A group of horses are led into the ring. Men sit at a long table - suddenly a horse jumps over the table to the amazement and indignation of the diners. They all wave their hats in the air. Beagles accompany horses into the ring - their riders wear hunting garb. The horses and beagles pass the camera after jumping small imitation fences. A tiny pony pulls a small trap with a man in drag inside - at least that's what it looks like!

    A stunt rider stands on the back of a horse and rides around the ring. C/U of the female stunt rider standing on the backs of two horses. Another C/U of the stunt rider, this time sitting in front of a group of horses, feeding them from her hand. High angle shot of the clowns. They are doing a routine involving one of them climbing up a rickety ladder contraption then doing a handstand at the top. The contraption topples over and the clown rolls off as he hits the ground.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:48:00 / 01:08:07:00
    EP 089
    Sort Number:
    EP 089
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    Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour Trade & Industry
    circus Crystal Palace Circus Dickensian London DICKENS FILM resources Stunts Clowns Circus on film
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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