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Cropped image extract from the disastrous Nelson the Clown washtub river stunt

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Time and Tide Museum

Time and Tide Museum
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Nelson the Clown was used on posters advertising the arrival of the circus in Great Yarmouth as a publicity stunt he would float down the River Yare in a washtub pulled by four Geese. The stunt went wrong when the large crowd who had gathered on the suspension bridge over the river were plunged into the water when the bridge failed. 74 people, mostly children perished. (Original full size poster in the collection of the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Museum / Peter Jay)

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  • Title: Cropped image extract from the disastrous Nelson the Clown washtub river stunt
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1845

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