The circus that visited Cassiobury Park last year was probably the last one ever to be given permission by the council to perform in Watford.

The new council, Watford District, is to be asked to consider banning any circus from playing within the area, on council-owned land.

The civic amenities committee decided to recommend to the full council a ban on circuses visiting the area.

Councillor Jack Elliott said he had the misfortune to visit the circus last year. “They had performing pigs, the whole thing was distasteful.”

[From the Watford Observer of February 1, 1974]

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