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Billy Smarts Circus, once a regular sight in Hills Meadow



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Billy Smarts Circus, once a regular sight in Hills Meadow

Billy Smarts Circus, once a regular sight in Hills Meadow, Reading made a dramatic spectacle when its largest participants arrived by train.
Its elephant performers arrived at Reading General station in August 1970 and paraded their way up Station Hill, through Forbury Road, along Vastern Road and over Reading Bridge.
Members of the public lined the streets for some free entertainment.
Parade is seen here at Station Hill. August 1970

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Reading Post
Mirrorpix
Reading
Berkshire
England

Media ID 21720335

© Mirrorpix

Circus Elephants Land Rover Parade Animal Trainer


Greetings Card (7"x5")

Step into the magical world of Billy Smarts Circus with our enchanting range of greeting cards from Media Storehouse, brought to you by Memory Lane Prints. These beautifully designed cards transport you back in time to the vibrant and colorful spectacle of Billy Smarts Circus, a cherished memory of Hills Meadow in Reading. Featuring captivating images of the circus's largest performers arriving by train, these cards are the perfect way to add a touch of nostalgia and wonder to any occasion. Send a piece of history with every greeting.

Folded Greeting Cards (12.5x17.5 cm) have a laminate finish and are supplied with an envelope. The front and inside can be personalised with text in a selection of fonts, layouts and colours.

Greetings Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more

Estimated Product Size is 12.5cm x 17.5cm (4.9" x 6.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a nostalgic moment in history, showcasing the grandeur of Billy Smarts Circus during its heyday. Once a regular sight in Hills Meadow, Reading, this iconic circus made an unforgettable entrance when its majestic elephant performers arrived by train in August 1970. As the elephants disembarked at Reading General station, they embarked on a magnificent parade that mesmerized onlookers along their route. The procession began at Station Hill and continued through Forbury Road, Vastern Road, and finally over Reading Bridge. The streets were lined with eager members of the public who eagerly awaited this free spectacle. The image showcases the sheer size and beauty of these incredible creatures as they gracefully make their way through Station Hill. Accompanied by dedicated animal trainers and supported by a trusty land rover, the elephants exude an air of majesty and power that is truly awe-inspiring. Transporting us back to the vibrant atmosphere of the 1970s, this photograph evokes feelings of wonderment and excitement for those fortunate enough to witness such an extraordinary event firsthand. It serves as a reminder of how circuses like Billy Smarts once captivated audiences with their enchanting performances and larger-than-life animals. Preserved for future generations to appreciate, this print from Memory Lane Prints allows us to relive a cherished chapter in entertainment history while honoring the legacy left behind by Billy Smarts Circus.

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