Remember When: Send in the clowns Thrills and spills as clowns from Billy Smart's Circus put on a show in 1960. 0 Have your say LOVE them or fear them, clowns have been a big part of Edinburgh’s history (we’ll let you interpret that how you please). Here are some clown photos from our archives. DOWNLOAD THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS APP ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY A little girl gets a balloon from a clown at Billy Smart's Circus at Murrayfield in 1966. Coco the Clown visits five-year-olds Lorraine Hamilton and Lorraine Welsh in the Sick Kids hospital in 1966.