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The Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain (Established 1934)



  • Existence: Established 1934


The Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain (ACP) was established in 1934 to represent and protect the interests of the circus industry. ACP is the leading trade association for British circus and provides leadership and professional support to the industry in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the only circus organisation to be registered with The Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations.

Membership is open to any circus regardless of size, and other similar outdoor entertainments able to illustrate acceptable standards of trading in line with its code of ethics.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Business Records, c1900 - 1999

Reference code: 178H24
Scope and Contents

Business records comprissing minutes of meetings, books of accounts, receipts, annual statements and other documents related to the Circus Friends Association of Great Britain, Bertram Mills Circus, Hans Brick and Bostock and Wombwell.

Dates: c1900 - 1999

Circus Friends Association Collection

Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Minutes of Meetings and Accounts of the Association of Circus Propietors of Great Britain, 1933 - 1978

Reference code: 178H24.2
Scope and Contents

Bound books of minutes of meetings and accounts for years 1933-1942, 1943-1949, 1950-1978, contain some loose documents and correspondence and a booklet of rules for members and bundle of documents including minutes and accounts dated between 1932 and 1974. Manuscript and typed.

Dates: 1933 - 1978