An eventful Thursday when the circus came to Windsor Castle in 1847 was recreated in the town on Sunday.

Early Victorians in Windsor gasped as they heard creaking wagon wheels, the roar of lions and the excited chattering of monkeys draw closer while Wombwell’s Menagerie made its way to Windsor Castle at Queen Victoria’s request.

More than 170 years later Windsor Castle’s favourite storyteller Olivia Armstrong wove her incredible magic, as the third of the six Creative Heritage Events at Windsor Yards shopping centre brought it all to life again.

Olivia took the audience on a colourful journey with singing, roleplaying and active participation allowing their imagination to sore as they tried on the wonderful collection of grand Victorian costumes, hats, bonnets and uniforms from the Royal Collection Trust’s Learning Team. The audience was transported to Victorian times discovering informative and fun facts during an interactive presentation.

All the Creative Heritage events are staged under the heading of the little GREAT exhibition inaugurated by Royal Borough Mayor Cllr Sayonara Luxton in December - based at the Busy Buttons Creative Studio.

Sunday's event was staged by the Royal Collection Trust's learning team at Windsor Castle.

Emma Head from the team said: "It was a lovely crowd and a lovely atmosphere. It created a bit of living history in Windsor.”

Still to come are a visit by the Royal Borough Museum team this Sunday, historical bicycles on Saturday, February 1 and Windsor Carriages on Sunday, February 2.

All pictures courtesy of the LITTLE great exhibition Busy Buttons CORE 2000