I am looking for information on the Alvarez family.
Alvarez senior set up the Alvarez's Circus in 1857 and toured throuhgout Spain before taking the circus to South America in 1864.
After 2 years he left South America and landed in the Cape in 1866.
His son Joseph Desire was born Lisboa, 1854. Joseph became a trapezist, acrobat, horseman and clown. He took a full part in his fathers circus and in 1880 cut adrift and set out on his own. He chose South Africa and joined the Frank Fillis’s famous circus.