|"Gypsies know not to mix it|
with the circus," warns
Chinese State Circus
as featured in
Truck and Driver magazine
Ingo Dock reveals the secrets of Britain's biggest Chinese takeaway
I spoke to Ingo recently for a feature that appeared in the April issue of Truck and Driver magazine to coincide with the publication of Circus Mania, and he told me all about life on the road, from the hazards of waterlogged grounds to travellers who have taken over a site before the circus arrives.
“It happens about once a year,” Ingo sighed, “But on the whole the Gypsies know not to mix it with the circus because we‘ve got forklifts to get them off...”
I also talked about circus transport, this time in days gone by, with retired ringmaster George Pinder, who’s family have been circus for around 200 years (Click here for pictures of the Pinder circus from yesteryear).
|The Chinese State Circus|
- between shows they travel in lorries...
George, incidentally, is the uncle of Carol and Gracie, the sisters who run Circus Mondao.
For the full story of the Chinese State Circus, Circus Mondao and the 200 years in the circus of Britain's oldest circus family, read Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away With The Circus.
Click here to buy Circus Mania from Amazon.
Click here to see the trucks of Uncle Sam's American Circus.