Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dick Chipperfield Jr.--Chipperfield's Circus

1 comment:

Philip Astley said...

I trained this polar bear when I worked for Chipperfield's in the '70s. However, I think this picture was taken after my time. My last year was 1977 and I had seven polar bears and one Himalayan black bear in the act. The original act was trained in 1963 by Dick Chipperfield jnr and his father. It consisted of 10 Himalayan black bears and five polar bears. This combination changed as they took out and added animals throughout its existence. I eventually bought the last three polar bears in the early '90s.

Jim Clubb