David Sanger - the last registered horse-drawn showman in the UK, whose ancestor is Lord George Sanger - circus proprietor and founder of the famous Hall By The Sea on the Dreamland site in the 1870s, will lead Margate Carnival on 6th August.
Having walked 200 miles from Stonehenge to Margate over six weeks, Sanger’s travelling show has been putting on pop-up performances across the country, with traditional wagons and entertainers dressed in full Victorian costume. The show recreates the thrill of the circus coming to town as it did in the 1800s and actors and musicians are taking part in the journey.
Following the procession through the town, Sanger’s Stage Show will then make its way to Dreamland, with the show and official carnival after-party taking place at the park from 7.30pm. There will be live music and performances as the Sanger family once again brings its entertainment to Margate.