Sir Robert Fossetts Circus in United Kingdom


Sir Robert Fossetts Circus
Sir Robert Fossett’s Circus. "The Definitive Visual History" by Mark Twichett and Steven B Richley
Sir Robert Fossett’s Circus. "The Definitive Visual History" by Mark Twichett and Steven B Richley

Typecircus

Owner -: Robert Fossett II
-: Robert Fossett III
-: Isabelle Bailey
-: Mary Francis
-1959: Robert Fossett IV
1959-1992: Bailey Fossett
1959-1992: Mary Fossett
Closed down1992
Address Tiffield
Place Northampton
Country United Kingdom

Directors

Key People -: Terry Duggan (animal trainer)
-: Jack Smith (animal trainer)
-1967: Christine Pinder (artist)
1965-1965: Thomas Sandow (artist)
1974-1974: Thomas Sandow (artist)

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1981-: Brenda Hani
(elephant trainer)
1957-1965: Ivor Rosaire
(elephant trainer)
1980-1980: Hagen Reichstag
(elephant trainer)

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2024-03-04

Latest document update2024-03-04 21:01:52
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Description

Sir Robert Fossetts Circus, located at Tiffield, in Northampton, United Kingdom . Sir Robert Fossetts Circus closed down in 1992.


Comments / picturesThe Fosset circus forked into three circuses: Sir Robert Fossets circus in UK, and his brother Ted Fosset in Ireland, and their second cousin Tom Fossets circus in UK.

The Fosset big top could hold 3,000 people, and tickets cost between three shillings and sixpence (17.5p) and 14 shillings (70p). As well as the elephants, there were also lions and tigers, dragooned by big cat tamer Bailey Fosset, a rodeo, ‘trapeze sensations’, ‘trampoline bouncers’, a ‘tight wire balancing act’, and a troupe of eight Royal Cream ponies – and, of course, there were lots of clowns.

Robert III Fosset had children: Robert Fosset IV, Bailey Fosset and Mary Fosset.
1959: Robert IV Fosset died of an heart attack.
1959: His brother and sister, Bailey Fosset and Mary Fosset, took over the circus.
1974-1979: They had the main troupe of six that were trained by Julius Hani, Dum Dum, Sara, Emma, Bindula, Mahala and Minnie, also Tina who was later hired out to Clubb Chipperfield and later Circus Fiesta, Bobby, a young bull elephant who for a while did an act with a young African elephant and spotted horse.Tarzan, Zoo chat
1992: Mr. Bailey Fossett, who had for many years ran the circus with his late sister Mary Fosset, died in March and this was to be the last year that this show travelled.

References for records about Sir Robert Fossetts Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Sir Robert Fossetts Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2427. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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