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Braintree district: Travelling circus arrives to delight crowds
10:00am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A travelling circus which has been delighting crowds for nearly 40 years will be coming to Braintree and Witham this month.
Ringmaster ‘Captain’ John Lawson originally founded his circus in 1974.
After five years appearing at outdoor events, he bought his first marquee and began touring the country.
What was originally one of the smallest circuses in the land has since grown in both size and reputation.
John died in 1985, but the show is now run by his widow Vonni De Reszke, daughter Daniela and son Niven.
They have endeavoured to continue the original aim of the show – to bring traditional live entertainment to smaller communities up and down the country.
Modern-day performances take place under a 80ft high big top which can seat up to 500 people.
John Lawson’s Circus will be in Spa Road, Witham, from today until Sunday.
The circus will then be at Carnival Field, off Coldnailhurst Avenue, Braintree, from Wednesday to Sunday, September 22.
Performances are at 4.30pm and 7.30pm weekdays, 2pm and 5pm on Saturdays, and 11.30am and 2.30pm on Sundays.
Tickets are £8 each. For more information, visit johnlawsonscircus.co.uk
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