High Jinks on Fun Day

Photo:Up in the air: Tall clown Jacko and his daughter Wacko teach brother and sister Lee and Donna Cox how to juggle.

Up in the air: Tall clown Jacko and his daughter Wacko teach brother and sister Lee and Donna Cox how to juggle.

Echo newspaper group

Coopers Furniture Shop Funday 1991

By Janet Penn

A furniture store made sure its fun day began on a real high with the help of a few friends.

Canvey father and daughter clowns Jacko and Wacko joined one of the smash-hit Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and other cartoon characters at the Cooper's Fun Day.

The event held at Cooper's South-church Road, Southend, show­room attracted a large crowd. Turtle cartoon star Michaelangelo was on hand to give the young­sters a close-up

The store de­cided to put the fun in furniture, but while mum and dad took a look at the show­room brother and sister Lee and Donna Cox de­cided they wanted to see what sort of tricks that the two stiltwalking clowns had up their sleeves.

Wacko was only too glad to help the youngsters get to grips with the trick, but learning to keep the balls in the air is a tall order.

Do you remember them? Please comment below.

This page was added by Janet Penn on 03/02/2017.
Comments about this page

Jacko was Jackie Brown, I think the clown in front of him is his daughter Amanda.  Jack and his family came to Canvey from Yorkshire  in the 70s, they lived in The Casino for some years. Jack was well known not just as Jacko but for the running The Casino bingo And for riding the old circus bike in the carnival. 

By Liz Swann
On 09/02/2017

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