Category: Realing In The Years

Reeling In The Years: The Real Story Of Nelly The Elephant 1924

Contrary to popular belief, Nellie the elephant did not voluntarily ‘say goodbye to the circus’. Nellie’s incontinence and frequent violent outbursts became increasingly difficult for the ageing circus staff to handle. After a brief visit to Waterford city, Duffy’s ringmaster Charles Duffy, Jr decided to take off in the early morning and leave the 42… Read more »