Photo and comments courtesy of Peter Lavery
Phil Enos, Chipperfields, 1980.
"Phil Enos came from a circus background. His father was an aerial artist, a contortionist and he performed a comedy act in which he dressed as a chimp – an act that his great granddaughter, Olympia, performs today. Phil was American but married an English trapeze artist, Doreen, who was with Sir Robert Fossett's Circus. They had two sons and one daughter, all of whom were circus performers, but his daughter, Pamela, is the only one still performing, being that rarest of creatures – a female clown. Phil died in 1986, but not before he enjoyed a long and successful career in which he toured every European country and went to the Far East twice with his electric, flame-throwing, explosive, collapsible comedy car."