These are photographs of "Stanelli's Super Circus” which is a collection of puppets created by Stan Parker who was a very well respected puppeteer and maker of marionette stringed puppets.
His most famous collection is "Stanelli's Super Circus” which he took from his home in Cumbria in the North of England and performed all over the world.
Sadly Stan passed away in 2004 and his amazing collection of puppets was to be sold off at auction when John Parkinson of the Upfront puppet theatre organised Lottery funding to keep Stan’s collection of over 100 puppets together many of which are still in use today in special production at the Upfront Theatre.
More info on Stan Parker can be found here:
The Upfront Puppet Theatre: