Letter: Sixties photo lion man is Nick Nyoka

SHOWBIZ SUMMER SEASON SHOWFOLK AT GREAT YARMOUTH LION TAMER DATED 1961 PLATE P6377

SHOWBIZ SUMMER SEASON SHOWFOLK AT GREAT YARMOUTH LION TAMER DATED 1961 PLATE P6377

With reference to your 1960s supplement I would like to inform you the unidentified man with the lion on plate 6377 is Nick Nyoka, who was a strongman and animal trainer at the Pleasure Beach in the early 1960s and went on to Knaresborough Zoo in 1965 until it closed in 1980.

ALAN J HODGKINSON, email


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