Welcome to joeboganny.co.uk which documents the lives, careers and ancestry of my great-grandfather, his father, their family and cousins, many of whom toured the British Isles, Ireland, Europe, the USA, and other parts of the world from the 1850's, performing in Circus, Music-Hall, Theatre, Vaudeville and Variety.
Joe Boganny, the Music-Hall Artiste, Acrobat & Comedian, 1874-1943, son of Frank Clifton aka Raslus, who made fame during the early 20thC with his Company of Comedy Risley Acrobats, The Boganny Troupe, performing popular and highly successful acts including the 'Lunatic Bakers'.
Frank Clifton the 'American Gymnast' and Equestrian Clown, 1842-1904, a pupil of Hiram W. Franklin, also appeared in the UK & Ireland as Raslus, the celebrated slack-rope performer, who successfully managed careers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for thirty years.
All material documented here at joeboganny.co.uk has been researched, accumulated and presented by
your Host, James Bohun.