Arthur Pedlar

Forename/s: 
Arthur
Family name: 
Pedlar
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Interview Number: 
521
Interview Date(s): 
19 Feb 2003
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Duration (mins): 
250
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Biographical

Son of a religious man.Family business Wayfarers Shop.Unicyler as clown training. Left school 1949. Talent competition s in Cornwall street carnivals. Built ships in perfume bottles. To pay for 8ft Unicycle. National service followed. Into family business shop. Joined Blackpool Tower circus in 1953. Describes routines in Clowns use. And relates history of Clowns like Charlie Carrolli in the early part of the 20th Century. Buster Keaton figures in the history. Describes costumes and acts in detail.