Visitors to a menagerie at Sheerness, were given a thrill recently by a 17-years-old girl.
She entered the lion's cage and allowed a barber to shingle her hair in the presence of two lions and a lioness.
The girl was Miss Winifred Grant, of the Wellington Hotel, Sheerness. The man was Mr. Ernest Shepherd, a local hairdresser.
While the hairdressing was going on, Major Felix, the trainer, stood by, prepared for any emergency. Nothing serious happened, however, and when the girl and the man left the cage they were loudly cheered.
Before entering, Miss Grant kissed her mother, who watched her daughter throughout the ordeal.
From The Telegraph (Aus) 9 September 1930.