The Sandow Clowns formed by invitation to appear on the Billy Butlin circuit in 1973. We put together a fun packed hour jointly with an excellent handbalancing duo The Leaways. For the evening showtime stage production that featured top liners like Ken Dodd and Bob Monkhouse both duos presented their individual speciality acts. The season for Butlins was hard work over many miles but wonderful times and a wonderful experience. Here is a photo of Peter and myself entertaining a full-house for children in the ballroom one afternoon. This was ‘magic’ with a disappearing jug of water! One may guess how this was played! (By the way, in our shows children never got wet!). If you view their act – handbalancers- on the other thread appearing at the Wheeltappers and Shunters TV show you will notice that we are using their same balancing table for this comic routine!
Peter Leaway (see The Leaways handbalancers) appearing with us at Butlin’s, he partnering as a very good slapstick clown.