I’m not too sure how my father became involved with the Circus Belli, Bleckede, Germany, in 1946.
He also helped run a Dancing School and Cinema at that time !
I can remember him telling me he really enjoyed being with the circus and would have loved to have stayed on with them.
According to information I’ve found on the web (http://www.cirkus-dk.dk/htm/families.htm) Circus Belli was originally a German circus but frequently visited Denmark in the late 19th and early 20th century. One of the Belli brothers Giovanni married Danish Meta Jensen in 1908 and the Circus became based in Denmark.
It must have been difficult to have photographed the acts with the film and cameras available at that time.
More photographs to follow.