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The Circus Comes to Welshpool

One group which certainly would have travelled by road to Welshpool at the time of the 1891 census was a circus which was in town on census day.

Circus from Illustrated London News
The Circus, from the Illustrated London News

1891 Census
Salop Road (caravan)
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
William Newman Head M 58 Circus Proprietor Hants Portsmouth English
Annie Newman Wife M 51   Hants Southampton English
Charlotte Newman Dau S 16 Actor in circus Somerset Halldown English
Henrietta Newman Dau   10   Somerset Bath English
John Newman Son   8   Hants Portsmouth English
Salop Road (caravan)
Elizabeth Jons Head S 29 Shooting Gallery Proprietor Hants Southampton English
Sarah Newton Boarder S 21 Shooting Gallery Proprietor ?mouth English
Salop Road (caravan)
John Hodges Head S 23 Showman Somerset Bristol English
Alfred Mistry Boarder S 22 Showman Devon Plymouth English
Edward Smith Boarder S 16 Showman Devon Plymouth English
Charles Murray Boarder S 16 Showman Somerset Bristol English

At the Lion Hotel Yard another group of showmen had pitched its caravan:

1891 Census
Lion Hotel Yard (caravan)
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
George Swift Head S 51 Showman Yorkshire Huddersfield English
Alfred Mitchell Serv S 30 Showman Cheshire Crewe English
Henry Woodcock Serv S 15 Showman Cheshire Crewe English


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