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AtoZ Challenge: Z: Zoo and Circus at Haverfordwest

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is for bloggers who wish to participate, by publishing a blog post every day in April except for Sundays. Each blog post will focus on a letter of the alphabet. For example April 1 will be A, April 2 will be B, April 3 will be C,  and on it goes. By the end of April, a blog post for every letter of the alphabet will have been published.   Blog posts are usually on a theme, or you can choose to post each day with no theme at all. My theme for 2024 is “Haverfordwest in the News”. Haverfordwest is a town in the county of Pembrokeshire Wales.

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from: Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph, Wednesday 03 September, 1862, page 1

Royal Hippodrome Circus!
And Zoological Establishment

Patronised by the nobility, gentry and clergy of all
Creeds and Denominations, and also acknowledged to
be the most Talented and Respectable Establishment
that has ever been in Wales.

Two Grand Sensation Performances
will be given in the undermentioned Towns
upon the same scale of magnitude and excellence
that characterised such brilliant success and excitement for
the past two years.

NARBERTH, Tuesday, September 9
PEMBROKE DOCK, Wednesday, September 10
The attractions this season are far in advance of all others
witnessed in this country, introducing the World’s Greatest
Troupe of Male and Female, Bare backed Riders, Double
Stud of Blood Horses, a Den of full grown
Performing Lions
The most magnificent specimens, now in Europe, together
with an amalgamated
Superior in every respect to anything of the kind ever
before presented. The perilous
A Performance of the most exciting description, and
performed every day during the stay of the company
in Dublin, by Monsieur CLEVORI.
The most extraordinary animal in the world.
The whole will enter
And parade the principal streets of the town at 12 o’clock
Two Grand Performances Daily!
First, at a quarter past TWO; second at half past SIX o’clock
Seats will be provided for all parties
Prices of Admission: First class seats, 2s.; Second Class, 1s.,
Third Class 6d.
Managing Agent – MR. D. HUTCHINSON

*Please note: Punctuation and paragraphs have been added to the above transcription for ease and speed of reading.

1862, ROYAL’S HIPPODROME CIRCUS, Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph, Wednesday 03 September, 1862, page 1. Retrieved on 11 November, 2023 from British Newspaper Archive



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8 thoughts on “AtoZ Challenge: Z: Zoo and Circus at Haverfordwest”

  1. I love the zoo. We still go, quite often. It’s a long while since I’ve been to a circus.

  2. Thanks for your kind comments Molly. As you know, it’s a busy month. I’m catching up now on visiting blogs.

  3. I love the circus promotion claiming it is “acknowledged to be the most Talented and Respectable Establishment that has ever been in Wales.” An odd claim to fame for a circus! Thanks so much for your series on Haverfordwest and some remarkable news stories. Congratulations on completing the challenge and thanks for all of your visits and comments.

  4. Thanks for visiting again Anne. I really appreciate your support during the challenge again this year. You never know, perhaps you will find a zoo visit to Whitmore one day.

  5. Thank you so much Jill – for your comments and your support during the challenge. I have given thought to 2025, but no decision yet.

  6. Brilliant idea to finish the challenge with a happy post.
    Congratulations on crossing the finish line and many many thanks for following and commenting on my posts.

    Do you have a theme for 2025?

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