On Monday 10th July we received the sad news that David Jamieson, former President of the Circus Friends Association of Great Britain (CFA) and Editor of King Pole, passed away the previous Sunday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. David had a long standing relationship with the National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA). For years, he worked as a key contact between the CFA and the NFCA, directly supporting the development of the CFA Library at the Archive by contributing to the creation of one of the most comprehensive public circus literature collections in the UK and by facilitating the transfer of publications. More recently, David played an instrumental role in the donation of the CFA archive to the NFCA. This marked a significant turning point in the history of both organisations and made the NFCA the largest public repository of this type in the UK. David was passionate about circus from a very early age. He attended his first show in...
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