David Jamieson, President of the Circus Friends Association of Great Britain and Editor of King Pole, Dies at 68 - CircusTalk

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David Jamieson, President of the Circus Friends Association of Great Britain and Editor of King Pole, Dies at 68

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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Arantza Barrutia-Wood

A graduate in Fine Art, specialised in Painting Restoration and Masters in Museum Studies, Arantza has worked in the heritage industry for over 16 years, both in the museum and archive sectors. In early 2015 she was appointed Collections Manager at the National Fairground and Circus Archive at the University of Sheffield, where she is currently developing all aspects of collections management including collecting practices, content development, data management and access.