‘Poetess Weds Lion Tamer’ – Reported in ‘The Dundee Courier’ on 6 January 1938

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘He was the first man to ride into a cage of nine lions and direct their performance from the back of a Somalian stallion…’

Oh, we think this will likely be our favourite newspaper headline for January.

Let’s hope this poetess was an ailurophile, and that the lion tamer was a poetry lover!

And we can’t help feeling that this is the sort of news story that sub-editors on newspapers dream about writing headlines for – the lucky sub-editor probably had the page framed and displayed it on the wall of his living room.

Anyway, it’s the perfect story for gladdening hearts and lifting spirits on the first Monday of January.

historical newspaper report on hogmanay

Dundee Courier – Thursday 06 January 1938

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19380106/137/0007