The Showman’s Daughter – behind the scenes in Greater Yarmouth

As the daughter of an impecunious clown, travelling from town to town with a troupe of vicarious showmen and their families, Valerie never bargained on putting down roots in Greater Yarmouth.

Valerie tells us how an American heiress and a travelling clown met and married, how she grew up in the circus surrounded by wonderful multi-cultural people, and why she set down roots in Greater Yarmouth more than 60 years ago.

Her enduring love of fairgrounds and circus will always be at the heart of a town with strange, magical, magnetic qualities, making people return again and again, but which she decided never to leave.