This is our head office based team from behind the scenes at #giffordscircus and rarely seen in front of the camera. in front tessa, marketing manager, then left to right; emma, social media manager, nell gifford, owner/producer; kelly, production coordinator; saskia, office administrator; louisa, head of the art department and charlotte, who has recently moved to pastures new.
Every circus needs a strongman and pozo pictured here is ours.
here's an interesting strongman fact about angus macaskill known as giant macaskill taken from www.listverse.com
macaskill was born on the isle of berneray in 1825 in the sound of harris, scotland and emigrated to nova scotia. macaskill was known as the world’s largest “true” giant, (no growth abnormalities). by the time he was 20 he was 7 ft 4 in (223 cm), eventually reaching 7 ft 10 in (236 cm) and weighed 580 pounds. in 1849 he entered show business and went to work for p.t. barnum’s circus appearing next to general tom thumb. macaskill's most famous feat was lifting a ship’s anchor weighing 2800 lb. to his chest. he also had the ability to carry barrels weighing over 300 lbs. apiece under each arm. interesting fact: queen victoria heard stories about macaskill’s great strength and invited him to appear before her to give a demonstration at windsor castle. she proclaimed him to be “the tallest, stoutest and strongest man to ever enter the palace”. go and see our strongman at @stonorpark this week! www.giffordscircus.com#giffordscircus#strongman 💪