Street Performer – Castlefield – 1980s

14 Sep

Street performer in Castlefield in the 1980s.

This is a picture of a street performer in Castlefield in the 1980s.

The performer is dressed in Victorian clothes and is paying tribute to the organ grinders, who were novelty acts who provided popular street entertainment in the 1800s and early 1900s, cranking a hand organ or “hurdy gurdy”, whilst a monkey would perform tricks and collect money from passers-by.

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