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Spectacle & Wonder Booklet

13 page full colour booklet produced by the National Fairground & Circus Archive in the University of Sheffield

for the exhibition Spectacle & Wonder featuring Posters & other memorabilia from the CFA Archive.

On from 7th Nov 2016 to 2nd April 2017


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Vintage Roadscene Magazine: Circus Transport

Vintage Roadscene: Road Haulage Archive

Circus Transport: Lorries That Travelled With The Big Top.

113 pages with pictures in colour & B/w


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Circus Mania - New Edition

Douglas McPherson presents Circus Mania

NB: New Edition contains an extra chapter Encore Back to The Circus 2017 Update

Circus Mania is an access-all-areas pass into this unique world, talking to trapeze flyers, clowns, big-cat trainers and sword-swallowers about their lives

Paperback Original 237 pages with photos in colour


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Bretagne Circus No.171 October 2014

French Publication


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Bretagne Circus No. 172 December 2014

French Publication


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Circus Posters - Hardback Book

A selection of 250 British posters from the archive of the Circus Friends Assiciation

128 pgs  - full colour


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Circus Posters - Ring bound Book

A selection of 250 British posters from the archive of the CFA

128 pgs - Full colour

Ring bound Book


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Clowns of Blackpool Tower

A tribute to over 100 years of Blackpool Tower Circus clowns

23 pgs - Photos B/w & colour


Circus Press Agent - Softback book

The Life & Times of Roland Butler by Gene Plowden

NB: pages loose


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Circus Transport Photographs Vol.3

Over 250 Photos - Compiled by Adrian Corti


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Click below to download a sample copy of King Pole magazine

CFA News

Circus Show of Shows

Circus Show of Shows - Time & Tide Museum Gt Yarmouth - 6th October 2018 - 3rd March 2019

CFA Annual General Meeting 2019

The CFA AGM day will take place in Great Yarmouth on Saturday 13th April and will include a visit to Pirates Live at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome. Booking Forms with the December King Pole.

2018 CFA Photographic Competion

Congratulations to this years winners:

Andy Payne & Cathy Cooper


Shop News

New In:

Circus Photo Magazine No57 October 2018

Circus Model Magazine No 25

Books By Stuart McMillan

Henglers Grand Cirque

Cookes Britains Greatest Circus Dynasty

Thomas Ord Scotlands Greatest Equestrian

Two Glasgow Street Performers

Coming soon:

Circus Backstage series Volume 3 Zirkus Charles Knie

Circus Photo Magazine No 58

Circus Models Magazine No 26


Now on Sale:

Circus Photo Magazine No57

Circus Models Magazine Volumes 1 to 25

King Pole Back Issues

King Pole Extra Back Issues

Out Now
King Pole 220 December 2018

Out Now
King Pole Extra: 218

Circus Performers

Celebrating 250 years of the Circus


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