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My name is Thomas Courts, a 73-year-old retired butcher from Fife.
Since retiring I have been busy researching the Courts family ancestry.
Through my research I met up with a cousin I did not know about. It was great to meet up with him as he is also researching the family history and we found we had a lot in common and have been helping each other out with family information.
I knew my ancestors had circus connections and I have been enjoying that part of the research.
I was totally surprised and delighted when my cousin gave me a copy of a hand-written history of a gymnast performance that my great-grandfather John Courts gave in Campbeltown, on Saturday October 27, 1877.
The report was taken from your paper of that date. Unfortunately the hand- written account is now badly faded and is barely legible and the name of the circus is also missing.
7 Fleming Way,