Portfolio: Clowns (Act Two)

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I (gentle author-Spitalfields Life) invited Contributing Photographer John Claridge along to the 67th Annual Grimaldi Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston last weekend to take a set of clown portraits, as a complement to his fine series of boxers. We were guests of Clowns International, the world’s oldest clown club founded in 1947, and John set up a studio in a quiet corner where we spent a memorable afternoon, entertained by a procession of cheery funsters sufficient to brighten the grimmest February day.

Excerpt taken from an interview with gentle author, Spitalfields Life, who first published these photographs.
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Crazy Bananas – Clowning for seven years,
with her son (Crazy “Dan”anas) and daughter (Squeak)..

Mickell - Clowning for fifteen years

Toby Jingles - Clowning for forty years.

Mr Woo - Clowning since 1950.
Performs in a double act with Uncle Colin as The Custard Clowns

Snoozy - Clowning for four years, married to Mr Mudge.

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