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In pictures: Clown memorial service

Clowns in full costume attended yesterday’s Grimaldi Day service in east London.

A COLOURFUL memorial service was held in east London’s Holy Trinity Church yesterday in memory of the founder of modern clowns Joseph Grimaldi.

Grimaldi passed away in 1837.

Clowns attended the service in full costume to celebrate Grimaldi’s life, which is commemorated on the first Sunday of February:

In pictures: Clown memorial service
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    Clowns in full costume commemorate their hero. (Yui Mok/PA Images)
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    Clowns making an entrance for the Joseph Grimaldi memorial service. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    Balloon-blowing skills on show at the service. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    Clowns wearing full costume attending a service in memory of celebrated clown Joseph Grimaldi. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    Clowns in the choir. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    The Revd Roly Bain during yesterday's service. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    Clowns in the crowd. (Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    Clowns arrive at the Holy Trinity Church for this year's Grimaldi Day service. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)
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    The Revd Roly Bain ('Clown Roly' and Hon Curate and Clown's Chaplain), wearing full costume during a service in memory of celebrated clown Joseph Grimaldi yesterday in Dalston. (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

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