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Bibby Bros Circus
« on: Sunday 29 May 11 12:48 BST (UK) »
Hello,
my family migrated from the UK to Australia and New Zealand in the 1890s
They started a small circus and called it Bibby Bros Circus and Buckjump Show.
I do not know if they were in showbusiness in the UK or just decided to start a circus in Australia.
Any info would be a great help.
My grand fathers name was Emerys Albert Bibby also known as Bert Bibby.
He had two brothers Ted and Jack. There was also a Lionel Bibby that did a sharpshooting act.
He was with the circus but I do not know how he was related.
I think my Great Grand fathers name was John Bibby.
I was told that we still have relatives in the UK called Bibby that are still in showbusines.

Regards,
Gary Brophy
Circus Sunrise
www.circussunrise.com.au

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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 May 11 15:46 BST (UK) »
hi gary, welcome  :)

there were definatley bibbys in the fairground business in england. i have some old newspaper article somewhere which i will try and see if there is any info on it for you.
circus/fairs/travellers/gypsys.... all along the same lines somwhere lol  ;D

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http://www.nfa.dept.shef.ac.uk/history/miscellaneous_articles/article11.html

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buckley
webb
boswell (shadrack line)
pearse
lee
smith (inc epping forest)
heron
bibby

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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 May 11 07:55 BST (UK) »
Hi,
thank you very much for those photos.
if you come across anything else it would be appreciated.

 I came across a name that may be from the same Bibby line.
His name is Elliot Bibby also a UK showman, is he related to L. Bibby on your photos.

Do you have any contact details for the Bibbys on the fairgrounds.

Regards,
Gary Brophy



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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 June 11 19:36 BST (UK) »
there are still showmen called Bibby - you could try to find them by using their trade paper "The Worlds Fair"
All showmen subscribe to it. Its based in Oldham UK.
http://www.worldsfair.co.uk/
The editor might run a feature if you get in touch or you could place an advert in the classifieds. Good luck!
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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 June 11 15:33 BST (UK) »
Several Bibby families were living in caravans around Essex and were described as 'Travellers' and 'Licensed Hawkers'. Some of them also appear to have been in the circus trade. Their caravans were variously sited at Ilford, Shenfield, Prittlewell, Luton, Chelmsford, Harlow, Epping, Danbury, Hertfordshire and in a forest near Romford.
They all seem to be descended from John Bibby 1794 of Chelmsford, Essex. John was a shoemaker in 1841 and a poultry dealer in 1851. His son Charles Bibby, born about 1837, became a steam circus owner by 1901. Another son George Walter Bibby was a horse dealer in 1881.
I have a family tree if you are interested but it doesn't include any of the names that you mention.
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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 June 11 10:48 BST (UK) »
Hi SBib,
thanks for the info. I would be very interested to see your family tree.
My email is (*)

Regards,
Gary Brophy
www.circussunrise.com.au

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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 June 11 11:20 BST (UK) »
hello again
dont know if this will be of use to you but found it while trawling through records at ERO.

lottie pretonia b; to william & charlotte bibbey. showman of brewery road 16/09/1900 (june 10 1900)
listed under the baptisms/christeneings at st john the baptist church in eithr prittlewell/rochford/southend sorry cant be more specific.
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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 August 11 22:43 BST (UK) »
Several Bibby families were living in caravans around Essex and were described as 'Travellers' and 'Licensed Hawkers'. Some of them also appear to have been in the circus trade. Their caravans were variously sited at Ilford, Shenfield, Prittlewell, Luton, Chelmsford, Harlow, Epping, Danbury, Hertfordshire and in a forest near Romford.
They all seem to be descended from John Bibby 1794 of Chelmsford, Essex. John was a shoemaker in 1841 and a poultry dealer in 1851. His son Charles Bibby, born about 1837, became a steam circus owner by 1901. Another son George Walter Bibby was a horse dealer in 1881.
I have a family tree if you are interested but it doesn't include any of the names that you mention.


Hello
Just wondered if i could get a look at your family tree please.
Cheers

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Re: Bibby Bros Circus
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 August 11 23:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Tilly,
Yes you can. Write to me at (*)

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