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.

The Oxford Times:

  • 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.

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