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Auckland Road, 1901

Circus of Varieties, Auckland Road

History of the Circus of Varieties, Auckland Road

Between 1895 and 1898 a Hippodrome was built in Auckland Road for the use of Tudor’s Circus, with a small sawdust-strewn ring. Theatrical performances were given here. On the 1901 ordnance Survey Map it is described as the Circus of Varieties but, before it closed in 1914, it was known for some years as the Gaiety Theatre. (See Enid Porter Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore p248f).

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