Roll up! Roll up! Zippo’s circus comes to town

Summer with Sultan the horse

Summer with Sultan the horse

First published in News

SINCE arriving in town, Zippo’s Circus has certainly turned a few heads.

Performers arrived in South Park, Oxford, with their horses on Thursday and have been entertaining crowds over the weekend.


  • Norman Barrett

Norman Barrett, 78, from Blackpool, has been a ringmaster for 56 years and still loves the bright lights of the circus.

Mr Barrett said: “We are all friends and there is a friendly atmosphere.

“I’ve worked in circuses all my life and wouldn’t want to do anything else.”

The circus, which features musical clowns The Rastellis and Guiness World-Record holding strongman Hercules, is in town until tomorrow.

Tickets, priced from £7, are available from

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