‘We all laugh in the same language’
The Bolton clown who performed in refugee camps
Dear members — The Mill’s very first writer Dani Cole left to pursue the joys of a freelance existence a fortnight ago — fortunately, we have a piece from her written before her departure we’ve been saving for a rainy day. The topic isn’t an easy or comfortable one, but we think the story of Eddie Haworth is worth sitting with. After a difficult childhood in Bolton, Haworth went on to become a clown in the refugee camps of Thailand. Out of a very sad beginning to his life, he was able to craft a life full of laughter.
One of the reasons Joshi set up The Mill was to shine a spotlight on the lives of those who don’t generally receive a huge amount of media attention. We hope this counts as one of them.
Fair warning: This article contains an account of child sexual abuse.
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