Brian Boswell

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Brian Boswell (1942-) was a circus performer and manager.

A member of the Boswell dynasty, the son of Stanley Boswell, he joined the Boswell's Circus in 1962, after finishing at school. Towards the end of 1963 the circus was sold to African Theatres and became the Boswell-Wilkie Circus, though none of the Boswell family was involved any further with this venture. In 1964, Chipperfield’s Circus came out from England for what was to be a three-year tour of South Africa. Brian Boswell acted as adviser to them, and later as ringmaster. It was here that Brian met his future wife, Jane Stockley, daughter of one of the Chipperfield family. It was many years later, in 1982, that he opened his own circus – Brian’s Circus, which toured South Africa for many years, visiting between 90 and 100 venues in a year, and sometimes neighbouring countries too.


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