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Yuri & Tonya Gridneff performing

The Amazing Gridneffs

The circus community are an essential partner in sharing the history of circus in Blackpool.

These digital stories focus on The Gridneff family and are told by Yuri Gridneff, founder of Blackpool circus school.

In this first digital story, Yuri recalls their acts and time performing at the Blackpool Tower Circus.

The Amazing Gridneffs

Our life on the stage

Part two of the Gridneff's digital story explores the early life of Yuri and Tonya Gridneff. From their start in the world of entertainment to developing their own act and finally settling in Blackpool. This duo entertained on stage in theatres, clubs and worked with entertainment greats.