by Kernel La Bonche
Streets of Durham is a festival held every year where circus artists come from all over the world to show Durham what they have got. This year, moon-walker George Orange performed a slackline performance in front of Durham Cathedral.
The same Cathedral where funambulist (tightwire walker) Hobb of Pelaw fell to his death from between the towers in 1237. Henry III wouldn’t let the Prior of Durham become Bishop partly because of this death. Possibly the first or only instance of Health and Safety in Circus, preventing the instalment of a Bishop by a Monarch.
We found this out thanks to Cloggs the Clown (aka Allan Robinson)