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Airey, Malcolm, c1938 -1998



  • Existence: c1938 - 1998


Malcolm Airey was an enthusiast and collector of books and ephemera who undertook a substantial amount of research on circuses. He was a member of the Circus Friends Association from the 1970s to the mid-1980s and held the posts of Secretary and Librarian.

He published a number of articles including the history of the Chapman Circuses from 1930. His real interest was the speciality acts in circus and variety and the history of variety theatre on which he also undertook considerable research.

Malcolm died in his 60s.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Malcolm Airey Circus and Theatre Collection

Reference code: NFA0081
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a large number of books, programmes, photographs, research and related notebooks as well as correspondence. Many programmes contain inserts of tickets, notes from Malcolm Airey and other inserts. Amongst others the collection contains examples from the Bertram Mills Circus, Blackpool Tower Ballroom and Billy Smart's circus. There are also technical plans and drawings

Dates: c1900 - 1998