Does anyone remember these elephants walking through Norwich?

From our archives: Elephants march through Norwich on April1 1952

From our archives: Elephants march through Norwich on April1 1952 - Credit: Archant

After looking through our archives we stumbled across this curious photograph of a group of elephants walking through Norwich.

The photo is dated as April 1 1952 (taken 64 years ago on Friday) and shows a group of elephants walking trunk to tail in front of Norwich Castle.

Unfortunately there are no records of the circus of which the elephants were part of or what they were exactly doing in the city.

Circuses were a popular form of entertainment back in the 1950s. Bertram Mills Circus, a favourite of the royal family at the time, visited Norfolk on numerous occasions in the decade and in the summer it was not an uncommon site to elephants being walked along Great Yarmouth beach.

•We would like to hear from anyone who may remember these elephants. Email jessica.long@archant.co.uk with any information.


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