Folk Olympics: Jamrach's Menagerie, Rhinos & The Ratcliffe Highway

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Folk Olympics: Jamrach's Menagerie, Rhinos & The Ratcliffe Highway

A weekly celebration of the folk history of the Olympic boroughs, in story and song.

In week three of our folk tales from the five London Boroughs, Ruairidh Anderson tells the story of Jamrach's Menagerie, a taste of the exotic on the Ratcliffe Highway.

'Whether you like animals best up close, behind bars or in between two slices of bread with a touch of brown sauce, the story of Jamrach's Menagerie has something for everyone.'

The story is part of Songs From The Howling Sea, a unique project that showcases London tales in video and song. Ruairidh Anderson delivers weekly installments from the five Olympic boroughs, starting with Tower Hamlets.

All songs are free to download from Songs From The Howling Sea. Lyrics can be found here.

Previously in Tower Hamlets

Last Updated 15 October 2011