Gifford’s Circus

Gifford’s Circus is how you might imagine a circus to be, especially if you read Enid Blyton as a child.  Founder Nell Gifford sums it up: “I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies and a dressing-up box and a tent, and that was Gifford’s Circus.thumbnail[1] (9)When I knew that the circus would be pitching its tent at Chiswick House for a few days this Summer, I immediately booked tickets (only to discover much later that the chosen date would clash with England v Sweden …) and we weren’t disappointed.thumbnail[2] (3)It was superb:  a kaleidoscope of colour, glorious handmade costumes, homemade sets and backdrops, and a marvellous menagerie of animals.  In short, in was a most magical 90 minutes.

2 thoughts on “Gifford’s Circus

  1. I really like his quote “I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies …” that already says he’s a happy person. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a circus, lots of carnivals which are mostly rides & games. You certainly nourish TBC jewel of a childhood.

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