Lions and elephants are put through their paces at rehearsals for Bertram Mills' circus. Ascot, Berkshire.
Item title reads - Ascot rehearsal for the big Circus.
M/S as 22 year old Patricia Bourne tames lions at the Bertram Mills' circus. They are standing with their front paws on stools and growling a lot. M/S as she cracks the whip and scratches one on the head with a stick. M/S as one jumps through a hoop then moves to stand on two stools, she strokes it then climbs on its back. M/S of a clown making his wig stand on end as he watches.
M/S of baby elephants running around a ring. They stand on stools and lift their legs in the air then sit on their stools and stand on their back legs. M/S as they balance on each other and he climbs on top of them.