Black Lion Tamers in Hull and East Yorkshire
Lion tamers were a significant part of the travelling Menagerie show in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first Black lion tamer to appear in the Hull and East Yorkshire area was Martini Maccomo, who performed with Manders' Royal Menagerie in Beverley as early as 1860.
To read about Maccomo and other lion tamers of African descent who visited this region please click here.
The eighth image in our Picture Blog series shows Haircut 100 star, Blair Cunningham holding a ring buoy labelled Lincoln Castle- Grimsby which was reportedly taken in Hull in 1981.
To see the image and read more about the famous drummer click here
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