Bertram Mills circus performer

Photograph of a female Bertram Mills circus performer propped upon two elephants. In the past, animals such as elephants, tigers and bears were used in circus performances. There are laws in place nowadays that mean animals are not allowed to be exhibited or used in a performance due to unethical and cruel treatment.   The Bertram Mills circus was lauded as the best show in the UK, with the man himself appointed in the media as the 'King of Modern Circus'. The circus was established after WWI after Mills made a wager with a friend. After Mills' death in 1938, his sons continued the company until 1967.
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East Ayrshire Council
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