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Mr Pablo Fanque and his trained steed performing at Astley’s Amphitheatre in London in 1847. He was an equestrian, acrobat, rope walker and circus proprietor and one of the leading circus artists of the nineteenth century.

Pablo Fanque demonstrates his equestrianism in Astley’s Amphitheatre. This horseman, in private life mister William Darby of Norwich, later had his own show. John Lennon and Paul McCartney immortalized the Pablo Fanques Fair in the Beatles-song Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (from the famous album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band).

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